MSF-USA's quarterly newsletter features reports direct from the field and stories that chronicle our medical and advocacy work.

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Alert Fall 2012 | Vol. 13 No. 5

October 01, 2012

Welcome to our new Alert. This is the first issue of MSF-USA’s re-designed quarterly newsletter, and we hope you like it. This issue of Alert highlights devastating crises in South Sudan and Syria, conflict-related emergencies that are causing mass casualties and extensive displacement. In both places (and in neighboring countries), our medical teams are doing as much as they can to ease suffering and save lives.

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Alert Summer 2012 | Vol. 13 No. 4

July 02, 2012

Two years after a 7.0-magnitude earthquake left much of the country's already fragile infrastructure in tatters, the people of Haiti remain in desperate need of assistance. In this issue, a look at Drouillard Hospital, an MSF-run facility in the Cite Soleil slum of Port-au-Prince where MSF provides the city's only free treatment for severe burns. Also in this issue: a project update on MSF's efforts to combat chronic malnutrition in Africa's Sahel region, an interview with the head of MSF's Emergency Team, and a field journal from HIV/AIDS Policy Adviser Sharonann Lynch, who recently visited an innovative HIV care program in rural Mozambique.

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Alert Spring 2012 | Vol. 13 No. 3

April 02, 2012

While MSF has been unable to work directly in Syria, it has collected testimonies from wounded patients treated outside the country and from doctors inside Syria. These testimonies point to a coordinated crackdown on the provision of urgent medical care for people wounded in Syria's ongoing violence. Also in this issue: MSF field journals from Gogrial and Doro in South Sudan, an interview with Emmanuel Baron, executive director of Epicentre, and photos from MSF's trauma center in Kunduz, Afghanistan.

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Alert Winter 2011 | Vol. 13 No. 2

December 01, 2011

This special "Year in Pictures" issue brings you images from MSF's activities all over the world in 2011. These photos chronicle the response to the humanitarian crisis in the Horn of Africa; ongoing programs in conflict-affected areas of Afghanistan, Ivory Coast, Libya, and others; the birth of South Sudan, the world's newest nation; MSF's continuing work in the Democratic Republic of Congo; and more. Also read a new Field Journal from an MSF nurse who spent 14 months in Haiti providing care in the aftermath of the earthquake.

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Alert Fall 2011 | Vol. 13 No. 1

October 01, 2011

Drought and the ongoing violent conflict in Somalia have pushed people across borders and into displacement camps in huge numbers. MSF is working inside Somalia and in Kenya and Ethiopia to assist people suffering in large numbers from malnourishment and epidemic diseases. Also—a look at a growing need for measles treatment and prevention.

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Alert Summer 2011 | Vol. 12 No. 6

July 01, 2011

The project coordinator of an MSF team in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, kept a diary describing the tense and often overwhelming period of fighting when staff worked continuously to treat the wounded and sick. And, an MSF study in Niger shows how effective ready-to-use foods can be in a malnutrition emergency.

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Alert Spring 2011 | Vol. 12 No. 5

April 01, 2011

In this issue of Alert, we discuss core underpinnings of our work, principles that have evolved over 40 years of delivering medical humanitarian aid in some of the world’s most complex humanitarian crises.

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Alert Fall/Winter 2010-2011 | Vol. 12 No. 4

October 01, 2010

In this double issue, we also bring you another "Year in Pictures" with striking images from some of the biggest crises MSF addressed in 2010. Included are stories about MSF continuing to address the devastating effects of the earthquake that hit Haiti in January 2010, and the cholera epidemic that effected every area of the country starting in October. Also read about MSF teams bringing assistance to Pakistan after large-scale flooding displaced 20 million people, and a breakthrough meningitis vaccine.

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