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 08, 2016

Dr. Abu Wassim was working inside the East Aleppo hospital that was hit by airstrikes on November 17, 2016. Here, in an interview recorded a week later, he tells the story of that day:

“We started hearing shells raining down on the buildings at the end of the street, about 500 meters away from the hospital. We heard 40 or more shells exploding, with the noise moving closer and closer towards the hospital. That’s when all the staff—technicians, nurses and doctors—evacuated all the patients down to the basement.

December 07, 2016

AMMAN, JORDAN, DECEMBER 7, 2016—A clinic run by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Jordan's Zaatari refugee camp has been forced to close due to Jordan's closure of its Syrian border, preventing war-wounded Syrians from receiving treatment, MSF said today.

December 06, 2016

Al-Marj clinic is an MSF-supported medical site in East Ghouta, an area of besieged towns near Damascus. After suffering a series of tragedies, Dr. Abu Yasser*, a general practitioner and director of the medical department of the clinic, describes the newest challenge: no more ambulances.

Yesterday, Dec. 5, a strike hit near our clinic and destroyed our two ambulances and two other hospital cars. This is terrible because now we are worried about what we’ll do if injured people come in and we can’t refer them elsewhere.

December 05, 2016

BBC looks at the Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) response to the malnutrition crisis in northeastern Nigeria, where up to 120,000 face the risk of starvation.  View External Media.

December 02, 2016

In 2016, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) had teams aboard three search-and-rescue boats that worked in the Mediterranean Sea—the Dignity I, the Bourbon Argos, and the MV Aquarius, which MSF ran in partnership with SOS MEDITERRANEE.

December 02, 2016

Two months after Hurricane Matthew devastated southwestern Haiti, thousands of people are still without adequate shelter, food and potable water, and some remote communities have not received assistance.

December 02, 2016

On his way to meet friends for coffee not long ago, Abu Ahmed*, a 27-year-old computer repairman living in eastern Aleppo, was injured by a cluster bomb. Four weeks later, his bone fracture has failed to heal. His only hope is specialist orthopedic surgery in Turkey, but Abu Ahmed cannot leave his besieged hometown. Bedridden, he now watches in despair as his neighborhood is further reduced to rubble after the latest waves of unrelenting airstrikes.

On November 24 and 28, 2016, he recounted his experience.

December 01, 2016

In October, the Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Kunduz trauma center in Afghanistan was targeted by US airstrikes, which resulted in the deaths of 14 staff, 24 patients and four patient caretakers. Over one million people in northeastern Afghanistan remain deprived of high-quality surgical care as a result.

Our thoughts go out to the friends and families of those who died. We also remember our colleagues who tragically lost their lives this year in a helicopter crash in Nepal and our colleague who was killed in the Central African Republic (CAR). We take this opportunity as well to tell Philippe, Richard and Romy, our staff who are still missing in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), that they are not forgotten.

December 01, 2016

Satish Devkota, a Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) doctor based in Taiz, in south-west Yemen, discusses the dire situation on the ground and the types of severe wounds people, including many women and children, are coming to the hospital with. View external media.

 

  

November 30, 2016

It’s 8 a.m. and Alice Otiato is walking to Epworth Clinic in Zimbabwe in the bright morning sun, smiling as she greets patients and staff. She stops at the Day Clinic where sick patients are assessed, and quickly scans the room. Her eyes fix on a baby, only a few months old, hanging listlessly over her mother's shoulder.

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