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.

December 15, 2008

A representative for Doctors Without Borders describes conditions refugees face on voyages across the Gulf of Aden.

December 05, 2008

Human smugglers from northern Somalia forced 114 people from a small fishing boat near the village of Al Qashaah on the southern coast of Yemen early on the morning of December 5. The passengers were Somali refugees fleeing war, destitution, and disease. Among them were ten children, including babies.

December 04, 2008

Over three days in December 2008, a total of 420 refugees and migrants made the journey from northern Somalia across the Gulf of Aden to Yemen on dangerously overcrowded smugglers's boats. At least 26 people did not survive.

December 03, 2008

Since early Monday, December 1, of a presumed 420 people who have arrived on Yemen’s shores after traveling through the Gulf of Aden from Somalia, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has assisted 361.

October 31, 2008

November, 1, 2008, Awhar, Yemen --A team from Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) assisting refugees in the south of Yemen found 39 dead bodies on the shore between Friday, October 31 and Sunday, November 2.

October 02, 2008

Nairobi/Geneva/New York, October 2, 2008 — The recent escalation in fighting in one of Mogadishu’s most populated residential areas has resulted in a surge of wounded civilians and has once again displaced thousands of people. The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is treating some of the wounded and is providing basic relief supplies to newly displaced people.

October 01, 2008

In this edition, listen to reports on new strategies to combat malaria and MSF’s response to the devastation wrought by successive hurricanes hitting Haiti. In the top story, hear how thousands of Somalis and Ethiopians fleeing war and destitution are undertaking a perilous journey aboard illegal smugglers’ boats to cross the Gulf of Aden.

September 23, 2008

Since Friday, September 19, amid intensifying violence in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, there has been a sharp increase in the number of admissions of war wounded civilians to the MSF hospital in Daynile, located just outside the capital.

September 22, 2008

29 bodies found on Yemen beach - MSF assists survivors of deadly sea crossing.

September 02, 2008

Due to a rise in violence, MSF has been forced to cease medical activities in one of its clinics in the Wardigley/Hodan area of Mogadishu, Somalia.

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