Open Letters | September 27, 2013
MSF calls on all state and non-state parties to the Syrian conflict to make immediate allowance for the delivery of humanitarian aid inside the country commensurate with the massive needs of the Syrian people.
Press Coverage | September 4, 2013
Nenna Arnold describes life and work in the field as an MSF nurse.
Op-Eds & Articles | August 20, 2013
"Our decision to leave has been among the most painful in MSF’s history."
Voice from the Field | August 19, 2013
An MSF staff member describes the fast reactions, the teamwork, and the emotional extremes involved in responding to an emergency at Chatuley hospital in Léogâne, Haiti.
Press Coverage | August 16, 2013
Dr. Unni Karunakara, MSF international president, criticizes Somalia's armed groups and civilian leaders for condoning attacks on MSF's staff, which have forced MSF to withdraw from the country.
Press Coverage | August 15, 2013
MSF's Sophie Delaunay describes how the lack of security assurances in Somalia caused MSF to close its programs in the country.
Press Coverage | August 14, 2013
The closure of MSF's programs in Somalia follows years of attacks on its staff. This difficult decision will leave many Somalis without medical and humanitarian aid.
Press Coverage | August 14, 2013
MSF is closing all its medical programs in Somalia due to the repeated killing and abduction of its staff by armed groups with the support or acquiescence of civil authorities.
Press Release | August 14, 2013
MSF today announced the closure of all its programs in Somalia, the result of extreme attacks on its staff.
Voice from the Field | May 6, 2013
A young woman from Syria starts a new life in Turkey after being shot by a sniper.
Field News | January 9, 2013
An interview from Le Monde in which MSF operations advisor Fabrice Weissman, recently returned from a mission in Syria, details the enormous scope of the medica needs on the ground.
Press Release | December 28, 2012
A year ago today, Philippe Havet and Andrias Karel Keiluhu were killed while delivering emergency medical assistance in Somalia.
Press Coverage | November 26, 2012
MSF's Colette Kerr and Nick Lawson speak about the challenges of reaching people in need in the midst of armed conflicts in a panel discussion on "Think Out Loud," an Oregon Public Broadcasting radio program.
Field News | November 13, 2012
MSF volunteers provided medial assistance to several hundred people in the tri-state area following Hurricane Sandy.
Press Release | October 5, 2012
Fighting in Aden forced MSF to suspend medical operations and call for greater respect for medical facilities, even amid Yemen's ongoing strife.
Alert Article | July 31, 2012
Field News | May 17, 2012
Following weeks of no new cases, MSF is set to close an emergency cholera intervention in Somalia's Middle Shabelle region.
Voice from the Field | May 14, 2012
In late March 2012, an MSF team crossed the Turkish border into Syria in an effort to provide medical aid in the Idlib region.
Press Release | May 14, 2012
Wounded people and medical workers remain targeted and threatened in parts of Syria, preventing people from receiving life-saving emergency medical care.
Press Release | April 17, 2012
MSF suspended activities in its recently-opened maternity hospital in Afghanistan's Khost Province after an explosion inside the compound injured seven people, including one child.
Press Release | April 5, 2012
MSF condemns intimidation against humanitarian aid workers working in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, after its compound was robbed and staff threatened yesterday.
Voice from the Field | March 14, 2012
Kirrily de Polnay, an MSF doctor working in South Sudan's Jamam refugee camps talks about the situation, the patients, and the nature of working in fast evolving emergency.
Press Release | January 7, 2012
Recent attacks on aid workers and the ongoing abduction of two colleagues in Somalia jeopordize life-saving medical projects and must be condemned in the strongest terms.
Press Release | December 29, 2011
It is with great sadness that MSF confirms that two of its staff members were killed Thursday morning as a result of a shooting at an MSF compound in Mogadishu, Somalia.
Alert Article | November 1, 2011
Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) was founded four decades ago by doctors and journalists returning from a devastating famine in Biafra, Nigeria, where thousands of children had been denied access to food during a brutal civil war. There was a need, they believed, for an organization that could both dispense emergency medical services and also speak out about the reasons why such treatment was necessary in the first place.
Press Release | October 18, 2011
Disassociating itself from armed activities and related declarations following the abduction, MSF is engaging with all relevant actors to seek a safe resolution.
Field News | October 14, 2011
A driver was injured and two medical staff are missing after an attack on their vehicle in Dadaab, Kenya, on October 13.
Field News | October 13, 2011
An MSF driver was injured and two MSF staff were abducted in Dadaab, Kenya, during an incident on October 13. A crisis team has been set up to find a rapid and safe resolution.
Voice from the Field | August 18, 2011
MSF staff recently returned from Mogadishu discuss what they saw there and the issues the humanitarian response to the ongoing crisis must address.
Press Release | August 5, 2011
Press Release | August 3, 2011
MSF condemns the armed raid of its premises in Bahrain on July 28 and the subsequent detention of one of its staff members.
Voice from the Field | July 19, 2011
Dr. Hussein Sheikh Qassim, MSF Medical Coordinator in Marere, southern Somalia, describes how violence and drought are driving people from their homes in search of care and shelter.
Press Release | July 14, 2011
The United States government’s alleged misuse of a vaccination campaign in Pakistan for counter-terrorism purposes constitutes a dangerous abuse of medical care, MSF said today.
Alert Article | May 24, 2011
In 2010, the international aid system came under scrutiny in the media, sparked in great part by its responses to the crises in Haiti and other parts of the world. “Where is the money going?” became a common question from donors, reporters, politicians, and beneficiaries alike. The charge that humanitarian agencies are accountable to nobody, that they can support local war economies, and that, in the worst case, they do more harm than good was leveled in several forums—most pointedly in “The Crisis Caravan” by Dutch journalist Linda Polman, in reviews of her book, and in articles by journalists such as The New Yorker’s Philip Gourevitch, who used Polman’s book as an entry point for a broader critique of the delivery of humanitarian assistance.
Alert Article | May 24, 2011
Last year, a host of newspaper articles, blogs, and TV reports questioned the efficacy of the international aid system, particularly with regard to its role in the crises in Haiti and Pakistan. At Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), we welcome this debate. Some of the criticisms leveled are valid, some are not. But it’s a conversation that should be had.
Op-Eds & Articles | January 14, 2011
As the war spreads and intensifies in Afghanistan and the humanitarian needs increase, it has become ever more dangerous for the Afghan people to receive assistance provided by military bodies or groups affiliated with them.
Press Coverage | November 10, 2010
How can aid workers fulfill their humanitarian mission when they themselves are perceived as legitimate targets?
Special Report | March 11, 2010
The space to provide neutral, independent, impartial humanitarian assistance in Afghanistan has been lost, and this is having dire consequences for the population
Speech | December 8, 2009
Press Coverage | August 9, 2009
MSF doctor Sarah Carpenter has volunteered in Angola, Uganda and Darfur. She is featured in the "Making a Difference" series, which profiles Angelenos who have made careers in charitable work.
Voice from the Field | June 3, 2007
Alison Wong was the pharmacist for the Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) HIV/AIDS program at Arua Regional Referral Hospital in Uganda from September 2005 to October 2006. MSF began the program in 2001 to provide antiretroviral (ARV) treatment to people in the region living with HIV. It has grown to include treatment for people co-infected with HIV and TB, and to establishing better decentralized care.