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

Alert gives you another “Year in Pictures” with images captured by photojournalists and MSF staff, covering MSF’s programs in 2008. The photographs in this issue take you to an MSF feeding center in Ethiopia, to Myanmar where Cyclone Nargis devastated coastal villages, and to a Hmong refugee camp in Thailand. Also in this issue: a timeline of MSF’s activities in 2008.

October 01, 2008

This issue of Alert reports on MSF’s response to a growing malnutrition crisis in several countries, MSF’s assistance to victims of successive storms that devastated Haiti, and MSF’s program in Yemen to assist Somali and Ethiopian refugees who survived the deadly journey across the Gulf of Aden. Also in this issue: a report on a pilot fistula surgery program in Chad and a story on the possibilities of drug patent-sharing.

July 01, 2008

In this issue, Alert reports on an emerging crisis affecting Darfur as new hostilities develop. In Southern Sudan, despite a peace agreement signed in 2005, violence is flaring up as millions of refugees and IDPs return to the region. Also in this issue: reports on MSF’s large-scale assistance to victims of Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar and the response to the 8.0-magnitude earthquake that devastated southwestern China’s Sichuan Province.

April 02, 2008

In February, MSF responded to the need for emergency assistance after post-election violence broke out in Kenya. In this issue, Alert reports on MSF's activities in what was formally one of the most stable areas of Africa. Also in this issue: MSF's emergency medical care in Chad following an attempted government coup; a report from war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo; a pediatrician's story of trying to save children infected with malaria in Sierra Leone; a story on CMV retinitis, a disease that is causing blindness in HIV/AIDS patients in Asia; and the first of a four-part series of excerpts from the collected essays of MSF veteran Francois Jean.