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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March 21, 2018

The decision by Italian authorities to seize Open Arms, a rescue vessel belonging to the Spanish NGO Proactiva, shortly after its crew rescued and disembarked 216 people in the Central Mediterranean on Sunday is the latest in a long series of actions obstructing non-governmental organizations from carrying out lifesaving rescue operations at sea, said the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) today.

December 07, 2017

In an interview with UN Dispatch, Dr. Joanne Liu, international president of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières, discusses how the organization responds to humanitarian crises around the world. View External Media

October 04, 2017

The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) opens Forced From Home this week in Seattle. The interactive exhibit seeks to tell the individual stories of the more than 65 million displaced people worldwide, and to help visitors understand the humanitarian consequences of displacement. Forced From Home exhibitions have already toured Boulder and Salt Lake City in September, welcoming more than 6,000 visitors.

August 12, 2017

Libyan authorities have announced the establishment of a search and rescue zone and restricted access to humanitarian vessels in international waters off the Libyan coast. Due to security concerns, restrictions on independent humanitarian assistance, and the increasing blockade trapping migrants within Libya, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has decided to temporarily suspend the search and rescue activity of its ship, Prudence.

May 26, 2017

On May 23, the Libyan coast guard interfered during a rescue in the Mediterranean conducted by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and SOS Méditerranée teams, threatening people's lives and creating mayhem. NPR spoke with MSF aid worker, Marcela Kreey about the incident. View external media.

May 26, 2017

During a rescue on May 23 by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and SOS Méditerranée teams, the Libyan coast guard approached the boats, intimidated the passengers, and fired gunshots into the air, threatening people's lives and creating mayhem. The Huffington Post spoke to Marcela Kreey, MSF’s coordinator onboard the boat, about the incident. View external media

May 24, 2017

While teams from the aid organizations Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and SOS Méditerranée attempted to rescue people from boats in distress in the Mediterranean Sea on May 23, the Libyan coast guard approached the boats, intimidated the passengers and then fired gunshots into the air, threatening people's lives and creating mayhem, MSF said today.

April 27, 2017

Over the last three days, close to 25,000 people have been displaced by intense fighting between the South Sudan People’s Liberation Army and the Agwelek forces around the town of Kodok.

February 03, 2017

Following the "Malta Declaration" on migration by members of the European Council today, Arjan Hehenkamp, general director of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), issued the following statement:

December 21, 2016

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) executive director Jason Cone discusses the refugee crisis on a panel with Melissa Fleming, head of communications at UNHCR, and Alek Wek, supermodel and philanthropist from South Sudan.

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