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.

August 13, 1999

Brussels/New York, August 14, 1999 — Two Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) humanitarian aid workers who were reported missing in Liberia on August 11, 1999, were released last night along with four other international humanitarian aid workers and ten local staff members taken at the same time.

August 11, 1999

Brussels/New York, August 12, 1999 — Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) confirms the abduction of two of their medical volunteers in northwest Liberia yesterday morning, August 11, 1999. Nurse Irene Martino and logistician Trond Heldaas were taken by armed persons and conducted to an unknown place. Four British aid workers with the humanitarian agencies Merlin and the International Rescue Committee (IRC) were also taken hostage at this time.

March 02, 1999

MSF Launches Large-Scale Aid Program

Khartoum/New York: March 3, 1999 — Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is sending 17 aid workers to Sudan to fight the meningitis epidemic that has broken out on a wide scale there. The first group of volunteers leaves today; the rest will follow later this week. A cargo plane left from England last weekend carrying enough medicine to treat 9,000 patients.

February 11, 1999

Nairobi, February 12, 1999 — The international medical relief organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has been evacuated from five of the ten locations in which it works in Bahr el Ghazal province and one location in Jonglei province, southern Sudan, due to insecurity. Since January 15, when the cease fire in Bahr el Ghazal was renewed for a further three months, MSF international staff have been forced to leave their locations at least 12 times due to insecurity.