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.

October 30, 2017

The number of cholera cases reported in Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) cholera treatment centers (CTCs) in Yemen has significantly decreased since the peak of the outbreak. As a result, the international medical humanitarian organization is closing the majority of its cholera treatment centers or reducing their capacity.

The weekly number of admissions in MSF CTCs in Yemen shrank from 11,139 in the third week of June—at the peak of the outbreak—to 567 in the second week of October.

April 24, 2017

A massive outbreak of acute watery diarrhea is sweeping through Doolo zone, in Ethiopia’s Somali region, and it’s exacerbated by one of the worst droughts in 30 years.

March 01, 2017

DAR ES SALAAM/GENEVA/NEW YORK, MARCH 1, 2017—Much greater efforts are needed to meet the humanitarian needs of Burundian refugees arriving by the thousands each month in crowded camps in Tanzania, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today.

March 04, 2016

When heavy fighting broke out and bullets started flying around the Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) medical center in Pibor, South Sudan, Dr. Marisel Mendez was treating a two-year-old boy in the pediatric ward, a concrete room with six hospital beds and cheery cartoon drawings on the walls. The young patient had severe malaria, extreme anemia, and relied completely on the oxygen machine and intravenous drip that Marisel was attending to for his survival.

August 20, 2015

It’s been less than five minutes since the Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) health promotion team stepped inside the tent of a Syrian refugee family, and they already have drops of perspiration trickling down their faces.

August 20, 2015

Since May 2013, a violent insurgency by Boko Haram has led to widespread displacement and an escalating humanitarian crisis in the Lake Chad region. According to UNHCR, nearly 1.4 million people have been internally displaced in northeast Nigeria alone, and approximately 170,000 people have fled to neighboring Cameroon (56,000), Chad (14,000), and Niger (100,000). At least 1,300 people have died due to the violence so far this year.

October 24, 2012

In eastern Balochistan Province, MSF is extending existing services to include basic health care for people affected by heavy monsoon rains lashing the area.

October 23, 2012

A monsoon in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province caused an increase in the number of people diagnosed with acute watery diarrhea, a condition caused by unclean drinking water, poor sanitation, and poor hygiene conditions.

July 09, 2012

MSF is responding to increased cases of acute watery diarrhea among children and adults in the city of Kismayo in southern Somalia.

July 02, 2012

According to a new MSF survey, an alarmingly high number of children under the age of five are dying in parts of Central African Republic.