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 31, 2013

In August 2013, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) pulled out of Somalia after working in the country continuously for 22 years.

The last year has been one of exceptional circumstances, decisions, and compromises, particularly with regards to Somalia and Syria. We have again seen profiteering from humanitarian organizations, in the form of robberies and the looting of medical structures, but the most striking thing we have witnessed is the failure of the global humanitarian aid system in countries such as Central African Republic (CAR) and South Sudan.

December 31, 2013

Angel Corate gave birth to baby Janel on December 16 by Caesarean section. She underwent this lifesaving operation, and she and Janel received ongoing care, at the maternity ward and newborn unit in the Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) inflatable hospital in Tacloban. Nine days later, Angel and Janel were discharged on Christmas Day, just in time to celebrate with their family.

December 30, 2013

Throngs of people displaced are seeking shelter in area wholly unprepared to absorb them.

December 29, 2013

Some 35,000 people who have taken refuge in a displaced persons camp in Juba are now threatened by a lack of clean water and sanitation.

December 27, 2013

The volatile and rapidly evolving security situation in South Sudan is limiting the movement of MSF teams and making it difficult to provide aid to those who need it most.

December 24, 2013

After a short lull, clashes have resumed in Bangui, sending nearly 200 wounded patients to MSF facilities in CAR's capital.

December 23, 2013

As fighting continues in South Sudan, MSF emergency teams are treating the injured, donating supplies to health facilities, and providing relief to the displaced.

December 20, 2013

MSF is providing aid to some 10,000 migrants and refugees—most of them from Syria—who are now living in makeshift camps in Bulgaria.

December 20, 2013

Following footage showing migrants and asylum seekers ordered to strip naked and then be hosed down at a first aid and reception center on the island of Lampedusa, MSF calls for the immediate closure of the facility until conditions can be improved.

December 20, 2013

MSF has begun providing assistance to people wounded and displaced by the intense fighting that erupted in South Sudan’s capital city, Juba, this past week.