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 30, 2008

The violent conflict in the Gaza Strip has been extremely intense for the last four days, and hospitals have been struggling to meet the urgent needs of large numbers of wounded people. A Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) doctor* in Gaza spoke on December 30 about the situation there.

December 30, 2008

Four days after air attacks against the Gaza Strip began hospitals are already overwhelmed by an influx of wounded patients. Two MSF teams have begun treating them and an initial MSF truckload of medical supplies and drugs entered the Gaza Strip today.

December 29, 2008

Since Saturday, December 27, aerial attacks on the Gaza Strip are estimated to have killed 300 people and wounded over one thousand more, including civilians. In both Kemal Edwan and Shifa Hospitals, medical personnel are overloaded by the influx of wounded and a lack space to deal with all the patients.

October 08, 2008

Paris/Jerusalem, October 7, 2008—MSF confirms that it has never transmitted political information—officially or unofficially—regarding Hamas or any other Palestinian political group to the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

April 24, 2008

Paris/Jerusalem, April 24, 2008—Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières’ (MSF) medical activities in the Gaza Strip are being seriously hindered by lack of fuel. Diesel and gasoline have been unavailable on the market for the past week. MSF teams have had to limit their visits to the most severely ill patients, who make up only one fifth of the patient population of MSF post-surgical care programs. This week, only half of patients have been able to travel to MSF health facilities. There is a waiting list of 90 persons who have not yet received any health care.

March 09, 2008

The situation in the Gaza Strip has been calmer since last week's fighting between Palestinian armed groups and Israeli forces. At the height of the violence, MSF managed to make donations to health facilities and continued to assess medical needs. Teams are prepared to treat new patients in the coming days.

March 02, 2008

The MSF team has reopened its clinic in Gaza City in order to treat wounded people and to support hospitals overloaded by a large influx of patients due to the Israeli incursion in the north of Gaza strip. MSF has also made donations of medical items and essential drugs to some hospitals in the area.

January 21, 2008

The tightened blockade in recent days has sharply restricted resupplying activities in the Gaza Strip. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams are continuing aid activities on site, but are concerned about shortages of medicine, problems with hospital services and limited access to medical care.