Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) frequently publishes updates, press releases, and other forms of communication about its work in more than 60 countries around the world. See the list below for the most recent updates or search by location, topic, or year.

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October 04, 2017

In 2017, nearly half of MSF's patients in Serbia were under 18; almost all of them were refugees and asylum-seekers who were traveling unaccompanied or became separated from their parents. Minors are supposed to be protected by the system, but many of these young people report violent abuse by European Union border authorities and police.

Ethiopia mental health
October 03, 2017

In recent years, severe drought and the resulting die-off of livestock have forced thousands of formerly nomadic people to settle near Galorgube, a small town in the Doolo Zone of Ethiopia’s Somali region. The situation has led to a humanitarian emergency in the area, with an acute malnutrition crisis and outbreaks of disease taking a heavy toll on the displaced population. The number of young children with severe acute malnutrition in Doolo Zone is now at the highest point in the ten years Doctors Without Border/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has worked in the area.

October 03, 2017

Building a field hospital in a refugee camp or other displacement setting is extremely challenging. Refugee settlements are often on land no one wants—in places where roads may be flooded, strewn with landmines, or non-existent. Teams get creative to move essential supplies and use local resources.

 
September 29, 2017

Some 360,000 people have been forced from their homes in Marawi City, the Philippines, as the military tries regain control from fighters allied with the Islamic State group. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is providing clean water and mental health counseling to thousands of displaced people taking shelter wherever they can find it—in garages, warehouses, schools, and mosques near the city.

September 28, 2017

An escalation in the bombing of medical facilities since September 19 has forced the closure and evacuation of hospitals throughout northwestern Syria, leaving people trapped in a war zone without access to health care, said the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in a statement today.

September 28, 2017

Dozens of staff in the emergency room of Yemen’s Al Kuwait hospital continue to work without pay. The hospital is the only public structure in the capital, Sana’a, providing services free of charge. Most of the staff have not received their regular salaries from the Ministry of Public Health and Population in over a year, and are unable to cover their needs.

September 28, 2017

Yemen’s public health staff have not received their regular salaries in a year, bringing medical services to the edge of collapse, said the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in a report released today.

September 27, 2017

Since the cholera epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) was declared on September 9, international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has treated 17,000 people after setting up approximately 30 cholera treatment units (CTU) and centers. The outbreak has already spread across 20 provinces—a situation never before seen in the country—and has not yet been brought under control.

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