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.

Country/Region

July 06, 2011

South Sudan is set to be officially recognized as an independent nation on July 9, 2011. But hundreds of thousands of newly displaced people in the world’s newest country are facing emergency needs.

In May, violence between northern Sudan and South Sudan forces in the contested border region of Abyei pushed some 100,000 people from their homes. Many saw family members killed during heavy bombardments and military ambushes. Some people, terrified of the violence, traveled as far as 10 days from home seeking safety.

Photos by Gaël Turine/VU.

June 02, 2011

People in Abyei live on the frontlines of an ongoing battle for control. New clashes that began on May 20 have pushed thousands from their homes and made them even more vulnerable to medical complications.

May 26, 2011

MSF is responding to the needs of people fleeing and caught in the violence that erupted over the weekend.

May 22, 2011

Following clashes in Abyei , the MSF hospital in Agok received 42 wounded late Friday and early Saturday.

April 19, 2011

Female genital cutting, or FGC, is the practice of surgically removing part or all of a girl’s or woman’s external genitalia. It has a number of negative physical and psychological effects, and in the worst cases can lead to death through severe bleeding. MSF arrived in the Tagadom area of Red Sea State in 2006 to raise awareness about the medical effects of FGC and to offer high-quality, free-of-charge maternity services. First, however, the teams had to begin a very difficult, and ultimately very rewarding process of talking about these and other taboo subjects.

April 03, 2011

Southern Sudan was already an underdeveloped region in dire need of investment in essential services, including health care, when large numbers of people returned to vote in a referendum for secession in January 2011.

April 01, 2011

Michael O. Harhay, Piero L. Olliaro, Michel Vaillant, François Chappuis, María Angeles Lima, Koert Ritmeijer, Carlos Henrique Costa, Dorcas Lamounier Costa, Suman Rijal, Shyam Sundar, Manica Balasegaram
Am J Trop Med Hyg 2011;84(4):543-50.
American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

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March 13, 2011

MSF teams in Malakal supported urgent care for 24 people wounded during fighting in southern Sudan this past weekend.

March 04, 2011

MSF has treated 21 wounded people in Agok, south of Abyei, and donated drugs and equipment to a hospital in Abyei town. Teams are discussing the provision of aid in the north with authorities.

February 28, 2011

A longtime MSF staff member and native of southern Sudan gives his impressions of the region after its people voted overwhelmingly for independence.

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