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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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.

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.

May 25, 2017

Officially, an unaccompanied minor is a foreign child under 18 who not in the care of a responsible adult; a father, mother, or close relative. Nearly 34,000 unaccompanied minors arrived in Europe in 2016, most from Eritrea, Afghanistan, Nigeria, and Gambia. In France, child welfare services have a legal obligation to protect these children. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is helping to fill some of the large gaps in the system.

May 19, 2017

Officially, an unaccompanied minor is a foreign child under 18 who not in the care of a responsible adult; a father, mother, or close relative. Nearly 34,000 unaccompanied minors arrived in Europe in 2016, most from Eritrea, Afghanistan, Nigeria, and Gambia. In France, child welfare services have a legal obligation to protect these children. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is helping to fill some of the large gaps in the system.

January 13, 2017

Since the conflict began in eastern Ukraine, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has supported more than 350 health facilities on the both sides of the contact line with donations of medical equipment and medicines to treat war-wounded and people with chronic diseases. MSF teams have also provided mental health counseling, primary health care, and have assisted safe deliveries for pregnant women.

January 12, 2017

Despite the “back-to-school ceasefire”—an agreement signed in September to guarantee a safe environment for children to attend school after the summer—shelling continues in many villages located near the front line areas in eastern Ukraine. After nearly three years of conflict, civilians still bear the brunt of the ongoing violence, with more than 1.7 million forced from their homes, according to the Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine and the International Organization for Migration.

January 12, 2017

Since March 2015, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has run mobile clinics in locations around Mariupol and Kurakhove, eastern Ukraine. MSF mobile teams—usually a doctor, a nurse, and a psychologist—provide medical consultations, medications, and mental health support to displaced people and those living near the front line areas. MSF also donates medical supplies to local health facilities and health workers, including those located at the Mariinka checkpoint. 

“Tell People What is Happening Here”

September 19, 2016

With winter starting to factor into people's thoughts, prospects seem grim for many of the migrants living in the notorious "Jungle" camp in Calais, in northern France. The French government has vowed to shut the camp down once and for all. Another barrier—a 13-foot-high, half-mile-long wall—appears set to go up. And just this week, Calais residents held demonstrations and set up roadblocks demanding that the camp be razed.

Even though assistance to the camp appears to have thinned, people are still making their way there.

July 12, 2016

On Thursday, July 7, six Afghan men were refused entry to the migrant camp in Grande-Synthe, France. Set up in March 2016, the camp was constructed to offer shelter to all refugees in need of safe lodging and basic services. The town council that manages the site in partnership with the French government and the camp manager, the French aid organization AFEJI, now say that men traveling alone will not be allowed access to the camp.

July 06, 2016

It’s been more than two years since conflict erupted in eastern Ukraine, yet thousands of forgotten victims remain left behind in areas close to a frontline that hasn't moved in months. More than 9,300 people have been killed and some 21,500 injured since mid-April 2014. Though the conflict has faded from the international spotlight, frequent violations of last year’s ceasefire continue to cause deaths on a regular basis.

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