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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May 25, 2018

KINSHASA, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO/BARCELONA—Teams from the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) treated 20 injured people, including seven children, after a deadly attack in a village in the Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Armed militiamen stormed the village of Matopolo on the night of May 20, killing at least 12 people, according to official sources. MSF teams treated survivors at a hospital in Kakenge, about 10 kilometers [six miles] away.

May 17, 2018

For more than 18 months, Central African Republic (CAR) has been drawn into yet another cycle of extreme violence, with the fighting taking a heavy toll on a population still traumatized by the civil wars in 2013 and 2014. Until recently, CAR’s capital city Bangui was spared the conflict that has erupted in other provinces, but that is no longer the case.

May 14, 2018

Since December 2017 the international coalition led by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates has intensified its airstrikes against Houthi rebels in northwest Yemen, leaving people living in the region more vulnerable than ever. The United States, United Kingdom, and France also provide support to the coalition.

Just a few kilometers from the frontline lies Haydan village in Saada governorate, a mountainous region with almost no medical facilities. The endless barrage of airstrikes has made transport here extremely challenging.

May 07, 2018

Joseph is an ICU nurse from Pakistan who began his career with Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in the wake of that country’s 2005 earthquake. He’s now the nursing activity manager at MSF’s clinic in the Doro refugee camp in South Sudan. For International Nurses Day, Joseph explains the importance of nursing.

April 30, 2018

Juba, South Sudan—A team working for the international medical organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) were victims of a violent armed robbery on Tuesday, April 24. The robbery took place in an area south of Mundri town in South Sudan. MSF condemns this brutal act.

April 17, 2018

MSF's Nagwan Mansoor and Ana Leticia Nery discuss how warfare in Yemen has created the conditions for antibiotic-resistant diseases to spread. View External Media.

Central African Republic
April 13, 2018

MSF has treated 80 wounded patients amid violence in Bangui over the past week. In the early morning of April 8, United Nations and Central African Republic security forces launched a joint operation in the PK5 neighborhood in Bangui, which involved heavy fighting and resulted in dozens of people injured.

April 06, 2018

As I write this letter, we are confronting massive humanitarian emergencies on all sides.

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 05, 2018

The attackers wore masks and used axes, machetes, and guns to slaughter civilians in the strife-torn Ituri province of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), says Areiti, a mother of seven children. 

The morning the violence came to her village of Joo, she had no time to prepare her family’s escape. “I saw how they were killing people,” the 37-year-old says. “They cut people with axes and they slaughter with machetes. You cannot see them clearly because they are running after you. They attacked our village before Christmas, and we spent Christmas in the bush.”

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