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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March 21, 2018

The decision by Italian authorities to seize Open Arms, a rescue vessel belonging to the Spanish NGO Proactiva, shortly after its crew rescued and disembarked 216 people in the Central Mediterranean on Sunday is the latest in a long series of actions obstructing non-governmental organizations from carrying out lifesaving rescue operations at sea, said the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) today.

February 06, 2018

The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has filed a legal petition to the Supreme Court of South Korea requesting that the court review Pfizer’s patent to for its pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV).

January 30, 2018

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) continued to provide medical assistance to refugees and migrants along the Central Mediterranean route throughout the last months of 2017. At sea, the dedicated search and rescue vessel Aquarius, run by MSF in cooperation with humanitarian organization SOS MEDITERRANEE, rescued 3,645 people from unseaworthy boats in the Mediterranean and brought them to ports of safety in Italy.

January 28, 2018

In a nightmarish day on the Mediterranean Sea yesterday, 99 survivors from a sinking rubber boat were rescued by the Aquarius, a search and rescue vessel run by the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and SOS MEDITERRANEE.

December 21, 2017

This collection of photographs from the picture desk of Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) provides an intimate look at the experiences of MSF's patients around the world. From war and civil strife to disease outbreaks and epidemics, MSF staff have been on the front lines to save lives and respond to urgent medical needs in 2017.

MSF is grateful to the extraordinarily talented photographers who have worked alongside our medical teams to bear witness to so many moving stories over the course of a turbulent year.

November 02, 2017

AMSTERDAM/NEW YORK—During grueling rescue operations yesterday in the central Mediterranean, a total of 588 people were saved from distressed boats, and an unknown number of people are missing and presumed drowned after their boat capsized, according to staff on the Aquarius, a search and rescue ship operated by the organizations Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and SOS MEDITERRANEE.

August 12, 2017

Libyan authorities have announced the establishment of a search and rescue zone and restricted access to humanitarian vessels in international waters off the Libyan coast. Due to security concerns, restrictions on independent humanitarian assistance, and the increasing blockade trapping migrants within Libya, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has decided to temporarily suspend the search and rescue activity of its ship, Prudence.

August 03, 2017

The Italian town of Ventimiglia has turned into the main transit point for migrants arriving in Italy and trying to reach other EU countries.

August 01, 2017

The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) formally informed the Italian Ministry of the Interior yesterday that it would not be signing the Code of Conduct for non-governmental organizations operating rescue ships on the Mediterranean.

June 30, 2017

The Aquarius, a search and rescue vessel run in partnership between Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and SOS MEDITERRANEE, reached a port in Italy with more than 1,000 migrants on board. NPR speaks with MSF physician, Craig Spencer, who is on board the Aquarius. View External Media.

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