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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April 05, 2018

The attackers wore masks and used axes, machetes, and guns to slaughter civilians in the strife-torn Ituri province of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), says Areiti, a mother of seven children. 

The morning the violence came to her village of Joo, she had no time to prepare her family’s escape. “I saw how they were killing people,” the 37-year-old says. “They cut people with axes and they slaughter with machetes. You cannot see them clearly because they are running after you. They attacked our village before Christmas, and we spent Christmas in the bush.”

March 29, 2018

Reignited violence has pushed hundreds of thousands of people from their homes in Ituri province, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). MSF is working to meet the health needs at several locations where displaced people are sheltering.

March 27, 2018

More than 100,000 people have been forced from their homes in Ituri province, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), as a result of violence involving the Lendu and Hema communities.

March 23, 2018

After having their first application for asylum rejected, a Syrian family living in a refugee camp on Samos Island, Greece, awaits the results of their second application. "I'm scared that if we go back to Turkey, we’ll be deported to Syria," the mother says, "and my child will never see his father again."

March 01, 2018

In December, violence flared between communities in the Ituri province of northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The conflict intensified in February when fighting broke out in the Djugu area.

December 14, 2017

At least 9,000 members of the ethnic Rohingya minority died—most of them from violence— in Rakhine state, Myanmar, between August 25 and September 24, according to surveys conducted in refugee settlement camps in Bangladesh and released today by the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).

November 14, 2017

More than 600,000 Rohingya refugees from Myanmar have fled to Bangladesh following a wave of targeted violence that began on August 25. Carrying few belongings but bearing many physical and psychological wounds, refugees have shared horrific stories of attacks with staff from Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). Teams are treating patients for bullet, blast, and stab wounds, severe burns, and sexual violence. Other serious medical needs include acute watery diarrhea, pneumonia, malnutrition, suspected measles, and advanced obstetric complications.

September 11, 2017

Located in the northeast of Syria, Ain Issa camp is a hub for people fleeing violence and areas controlled by the Islamic State organization. Around 8,000 people are currently living in the camp. “There are new arrivals every day,” says Arnaud Fablet, Emergency Coordinator for Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).

September 11, 2017

Recent attacks on Zemio, in southeast Central African Republic, have closed the hospital and forced the city’s population, including MSF staff members, to flee. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) medical coordinator Wil van Roekel describes the ramifications of the violence for patients, including on some 1,600 HIV patients who need daily medication to survive.

September 07, 2017

For more than a year, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has been providing medical care to refugees, asylum-seekers, and migrants held in inhumane conditions in detention centers in Libya. This photo essay by Guillaume Binet, a French photojournalist and co-founder of Myop photo agency, presents a rare glimpse inside Libya's detention centers, including those where MSF provides urgently needed medical care.

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