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.



March 23, 2018

After having their first application for asylum rejected, a Syrian family living in a refugee camp on Samos Island, Greece, awaits the results of their second application. "I'm scared that if we go back to Turkey, we’ll be deported to Syria," the mother says, "and my child will never see his father again."

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.

March 17, 2018

ATHENS /NEW YORK, MARCH 17, 2018—Two years after the signing of a deal between the European Union (EU) and Turkey, Europe's cynical strategy to contain and return people seeking asylum has trapped thousands of vulnerable people in disastrous conditions on Greek islands, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today, calling on Greek and EU authorities to increase transfers to the Greek mainland.

March 16, 2018

Wherever Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) meets displaced women and girls, some will be carrying pregnancies due to rape. Testimonies of rape and other forms of sexual violence are common in the dedicated “women’s shelter” on the MV Aquarius, a search and rescue ship operated by SOS Méditerranée with medical support from MSF.

March 13, 2018

Widespread and targeted attacks against the Rohingya community by Myanmar authorities starting in August 2017 drove nearly 700,000 refugees into Bangladesh over the past six months. Even today, people continue to cross the border seeking safety. New arrivals describe ongoing violence and arrests in villages across Myanmar’s Rakhine state, where few Rohingya remain.

March 09, 2018

In the early hours of August 25, 2017, the Myanmar military launched “clearance operations” in Rakhine state, ostensibly in response to coordinated attacks by Rohingya armed groups on Border Guard Police outposts.

March 07, 2018

Sexual violence can be opportunistic or organized. It can be a reason to flee, but also can be experienced along the journey at any stage of displacement.

March 06, 2018

Approximately 40 percent of pregnancies worldwide are unintended, and for displaced women the risks are even greater.

March 01, 2018

In December, violence flared between communities in the Ituri province of northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The conflict intensified in February when fighting broke out in the Djugu area.