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.

April 05, 2018

Ahmed was 14 years old when he lost his left arm. “I had gone out to press olives,” remembers the young Syrian. “We were on our way home. A plane flew by and dropped a barrel bomb that exploded, and shrapnel hit my hand. It felt like there was something dripping on my leg. I looked at my arm. It was completely torn off. There was one thread that held my arm to my body. I asked myself, ‘What’s going to happen to me now? It’s finished. I’m dead.’”

April 03, 2018

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) opened a medical facility today in eastern Mosul, Iraq, to provide comprehensive postoperative care to people injured during the devastating conflict to take control of the city from the Islamic State group, which culminated in heavy fighting last year.

January 04, 2018

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) staff at the organization's reconstructive surgery hospital in Amman, Jordan, are helping to heal the bodies and minds of war-wounded patients from across the Middle East. A team of surgeons operates on victims of conflict whose often complex wounds were caused by bullets, bomb blasts, and explosions. In addition to providing orthopedic, maxillofacial, and plastic and burn surgery, the hospital offers physiotherapy and mental health counseling.

April 25, 2017

Half of all emergency room patients are children, including many who fled recent fighting in Mosul.

March 09, 2017

One year has passed since Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) began providing lifesaving health services at the General Rural Hospital of Thi As Sufal District in Yemen’s Ibb Governorate. Known locally as Al-Kaida Hospital, it is one of numerous health facilities in Yemen that has been financially crippled by the war that started in March 2015.

February 28, 2017

In a hospital for reconstructive surgery in Amman, Jordan, war-wounded patients from Iraq receive treatment for complex injuries. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) opened this project in 2006 when it became clear that no such care existed for victims of the war in Iraq.

November 17, 2016

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has been able to confirm that two hospitals in besieged eastern Aleppo were hit by airstrikes on November 16, one day after ferocious airstrikes on the opposition-held area of the city resumed.
The hospitals that came under attack were a children’s hospital and a specialized surgical hospital. Both were supported by MSF, among other organizations.

October 15, 2016

Airstrikes by Syrian and Russian forces have hit four hospitals in besieged east Aleppo in the past 24 hours, causing huge damage to one of them and injuring at least two doctors. The bombings also destroyed an ambulance and killed its driver.

October 07, 2016

Over the past week, four major reference hospitals supported by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in opposition-controlled areas of Rural Damascus Governorate were hit by bombing and shelling, damaging the facilities and severely limiting access to medical care. As with the ongoing siege of Aleppo, these incidents occurred as part of an intensifying military surge by the Syrian Government and its allies against opposition areas around the capital.

July 14, 2016

Patients and staff from the Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Hospital for Reconstructive Surgery in Jordan tell their stories in their own words.

Photos © Enass Abu Khalaf-Tuffaha

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