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.



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.

March 17, 2018

ATHENS /NEW YORK, MARCH 17, 2018—Two years after the signing of a deal between the European Union (EU) and Turkey, Europe's cynical strategy to contain and return people seeking asylum has trapped thousands of vulnerable people in disastrous conditions on Greek islands, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today, calling on Greek and EU authorities to increase transfers to the Greek mainland.

March 16, 2018

At projects around the world, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams are working to meet the health needs of women and girls forced from home. Margaret Bell, a registered nurse, midwife, and women's health adviser for MSF, shares some of their stories from the field. 

March 16, 2018

Wherever Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) meets displaced women and girls, some will be carrying pregnancies due to rape. Testimonies of rape and other forms of sexual violence are common in the dedicated “women’s shelter” on the MV Aquarius, a search and rescue ship operated by SOS Méditerranée with medical support from MSF.

March 06, 2018

Approximately 40 percent of pregnancies worldwide are unintended, and for displaced women the risks are even greater.

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.

January 15, 2018

Aid workers often have disturbing experiences while on assignment. MSF provides mental health care to staff before, during, and after they go to the field to help them prevent burnout and deal with trauma.

January 05, 2018

People in the eastern Ukrainian village of Opytne are living without access to health care or essential medications. This village on the front line lies in Ukrainian government-controlled territory, opposite the destroyed Donetsk Airport, which is now in the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic.

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.