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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May 16, 2018

Update: May 18, 2017

According to the Congolese Ministry of Health, 17 of 45 total cases presenting symptoms of hemorrhagic fever have now been laboratory-confirmed as Ebola (four in Mbandaka and 13 in the Bikoro area). There have now been 25 deaths.

May 14, 2018

In Libya, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams are working to care for migrants and refugees in the Bani Walid region and in detention centers in Khoms and Misrata. Here, MSF head of mission Christophe Biteau shares his analysis of the current situation.

May 08, 2018

Since 2016, the west Aleppo countryside in northern Syria has been one of the main destinations for internally displaced people (IDPs) evacuated from besieged areas like eastern Aleppo City, Homs, South Hama and, recently, eastern Ghouta. Tens of thousands of IDPs in west Aleppo now live in a mix of formal and makeshift camps, without access to basic services like clean water, food, and sanitation.

May 07, 2018

As the mass exodus of Rohingya people fleeing violence and persecution in Myanmar’s Rakhine state continues, refugee camps across the border in Bangladesh are struggling to provide the necessary space and resources to new arrivals. The already dire situation is further complicated by the impending rainy season, which stands to cause catastrophic flooding and threaten access to safe water and sanitation services throughout the sprawling camps.

April 30, 2018

Juba, South Sudan—A team working for the international medical organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) were victims of a violent armed robbery on Tuesday, April 24. The robbery took place in an area south of Mundri town in South Sudan. MSF condemns this brutal act.

April 19, 2018

Thierry Saucier is an orthopedic surgeon for MSF in Gaza. He explains the complexity of caring for the hundreds of people injured during protests in recent weeks. Very serious injuries pose significant challenges for the surgeons, and will require months or even years of care.

MSF builds a new hospital for Rohingya refugees in Kutupalong-Balukhali camp, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh
April 16, 2018

This week, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) opened a new hospital for Rohingya refugees at the heart of the vast Kutupalong-Balukhali camp in Bangladesh. Known as “the hospital on the hill,” it is easy to spot perched atop one of the many hills that form the landscape of Cox’s Bazar district.

April 09, 2018

Being vaccinated against potentially fatal diseases like diphtheria, measles, whooping cough, meningitis, pneumonia, yellow fever, and others is a rite of passage for many children the world over. But in northern Mali’s vast desert region of Kidal, where insecurity, isolation, and limited health infrastructure hinder access to care for many communities, protecting children from these illnesses can be difficult.

April 05, 2018

Ahmed was 14 years old when he lost his left arm. “I had gone out to press olives,” remembers the young Syrian. “We were on our way home. A plane flew by and dropped a barrel bomb that exploded, and shrapnel hit my hand. It felt like there was something dripping on my leg. I looked at my arm. It was completely torn off. There was one thread that held my arm to my body. I asked myself, ‘What’s going to happen to me now? It’s finished. I’m dead.’”

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.”

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