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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April 13, 2018

Roughly 60,000 people have been displaced from eastern Ghouta, near Damascus, to northwestern Syria in the past month. A significant number of these men, women, and children are injured or sick and in need of medical care. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) supports the main hospital in charge of triaging and treating these patients at a location known as the "zero point," where people arrive on buses.

April 04, 2018

GENEVA/NEW YORK, APRIL 4, 2018—The number of patients treated for injuries related to land mines and improvised explosives has doubled at an MSF-supported hospital in Hassakeh in northeast Syria in recent months, with more than half of the injuries affecting children, some as young as one, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today.

March 23, 2018

After having their first application for asylum rejected, a Syrian family living in a refugee camp on Samos Island, Greece, awaits the results of their second application. "I'm scared that if we go back to Turkey, we’ll be deported to Syria," the mother says, "and my child will never see his father again."

January 29, 2018

Two airstrikes hit a hospital supported by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Syria's Idlib governorate today, causing deaths and injuries and seriously damaging the facility, according to the hospital manager, who contacted MSF.

January 12, 2018

Teams from Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) treated 33 patients with blast injuries in Raqqa city, Syria, during the first week of 2018, underlining the urgent need for demining in and around the war-torn city.

December 20, 2017

Humanitarian assistance for people living in southern Syria needs to increase significantly, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today, as it released two reports on the health of people in the war-torn area of eastern Daraa.

November 27, 2017

Hundreds of people have been wounded in intense bombing and shelling in the besieged East Ghouta enclave near Damascus, Syria, in the last two weeks, creating a disaster for patients in need of medical treatment, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today.

September 28, 2017

An escalation in the bombing of medical facilities since September 19 has forced the closure and evacuation of hospitals throughout northwestern Syria, leaving people trapped in a war zone without access to health care, said the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in a statement today.

June 09, 2017

AMSTERDAM/SYRIA, JUNE 9, 2017—Intensified fighting for control of the Syrian city of Raqqa has forced civilians to either stay in their homes and villages under heavy bombardment, or attempt to leave the city and risk their lives crossing active frontlines and minefields, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today.

December 13, 2016

BARCELONA/NEW YORK, DECEMBER 13, 2016 — At this critical juncture in the conflict in the Syrian city of Aleppo, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) today expressed outrage over the unremitting violence directed against civilians and the unresponsiveness of those who can stop it.

MSF called on all warring parties to abide by their obligation to protect civilians in both the besieged areas and in areas newly taken over by the Syrian government.

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