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 25, 2018

Since August 25, 2017, more than 693,000 Rohingya refugees have crossed the border from Myanmar into Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar district, fleeing a campaign of targeted violence by Myanmar’s military in Rakhine state. Combined with the Rohingya refugees already living in Bangladesh after fleeing previous outbreaks of violence, there are now more than 905,000 refugees in the sprawling Cox’s Bazar camps.

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 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.

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 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.”

March 09, 2018

In the early hours of August 25, 2017, the Myanmar military launched “clearance operations” in Rakhine state, ostensibly in response to coordinated attacks by Rohingya armed groups on Border Guard Police outposts.

March 01, 2018

In December, violence flared between communities in the Ituri province of northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The conflict intensified in February when fighting broke out in the Djugu area.

January 30, 2018

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) continued to provide medical assistance to refugees and migrants along the Central Mediterranean route throughout the last months of 2017. At sea, the dedicated search and rescue vessel Aquarius, run by MSF in cooperation with humanitarian organization SOS MEDITERRANEE, rescued 3,645 people from unseaworthy boats in the Mediterranean and brought them to ports of safety in Italy.

December 22, 2017

Since August 25, 2017, MSF has massively scaled up operations in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar area in response to the escalating Rohingya refugee crisis. Learn more about our operations.

November 21, 2017

Since August 25, more than 620,000 Rohingya refugees have fled Myanmar and crossed the border into Bangladesh. Spurred by a campaign of targeted violence against the Rohingya ethnic minority, this massive exodus is just the most recent episode in a decades-long cycle of persecution and displacement.

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