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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December 12, 2017

Hundreds of suspected cases of the disease not seen in Yemen in decades 

SANA'A, YEMEN/NEW YORK, DECEMBER 12, 2017—Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is responding to a suspected outbreak of diphtheria in Yemen, where the disease has reemerged as the country's health system is weakened by ongoing war and a blockade on essential goods.

December 11, 2017

Monia Khaled is the water and sanitation supervisor for Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Yemen, where a recent escalation in fighting coupled with an ongoing blockade restricting vital supplies are taking a heavy toll on civilians. Here, she describes her experience.

December 06, 2017

SANA'A/HAJJAH, YEMEN—The warring parties in Yemen are showing a whole new level of disregard for civilians, as heavy street fighting and airstrikes have paralyzed Sana'a, leaving the wounded without safe access to medical care. Meanwhile, a crippling blockade prevents vital supplies from entering the country, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today.

November 20, 2017

By Dr. David Noguera, president of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Spain. A version of this article originally appeared in El Mundo on November 17.

November 17, 2017

The Saudi-led coalition's continuing blockade of Yemen's ports and airports is significantly hindering the efforts of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and other humanitarian organizations to provide lifesaving assistance to people in the war-torn country.

November 14, 2017

Justin Armstrong, the Yemen country director for Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), discusses the cholera outbreak and the effects of the blockade by the Saudi-led coalition. View External Media.

Read More: Yemen: Saudi-Led Coalition Must Allow Access for Humanitarian Organizations

November 08, 2017

The Saudi-led coalition has not allowed Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) flights into Yemen for the past three days, directly hindering the organization's ability to provide life-saving medical and humanitarian assistance to a population already in dire need.

October 30, 2017

The number of cholera cases reported in Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) cholera treatment centers (CTCs) in Yemen has significantly decreased since the peak of the outbreak. As a result, the international medical humanitarian organization is closing the majority of its cholera treatment centers or reducing their capacity.

The weekly number of admissions in MSF CTCs in Yemen shrank from 11,139 in the third week of June—at the peak of the outbreak—to 567 in the second week of October.

October 06, 2017

Dr. Tankred Stoebe has just spent one month in Yemen. On NPR's The Takeaway, he discusses the issues still affecting the country. Even with 1,800 aid workers in the country, Doctors Without Borders/Medicines Sans Frontiers (MSF) continues to face many logistical difficulties. View external media.

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.

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