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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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.”

April 05, 2018

APRIL 5, 2018—Clinics operated by the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) have provided postoperative care to 102 patients who suffered gunshot wounds during recent demonstrations in the Gaza Strip. MSF is increasing its capacity in the event more people are wounded in further demonstrations.

April 04, 2018

GENEVA/NEW YORK, APRIL 4, 2018—The number of patients treated for injuries related to land mines and improvised explosives has doubled at an MSF-supported hospital in Hassakeh in northeast Syria in recent months, with more than half of the injuries affecting children, some as young as one, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today.

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.

April 03, 2018

APRIL 3, 2018In response to an international conference underway today in Geneva, where governments are pledging funds for aid in Yemen, Mercedes Tatay, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) international medical secretary, gave the following statement:

April 01, 2018

On the morning of March 31, the search and rescue ship Aquarius—operated in partnership by MSF and SOS MEDITERRANEE—along with the Libyan Coastguard, were alerted by the Italian Rescue Maritime Coordination Centre (IMRCC) to a rubber boat in distress with an estimated 120 people in international waters 23-24 nautical miles from the Libyan coast.

March 29, 2018

Reignited violence has pushed hundreds of thousands of people from their homes in Ituri province, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). MSF is working to meet the health needs at several locations where displaced people are sheltering.

March 29, 2018

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) head of mission Djoen Besselink recently returned from Yemen, where he witnessed how the country’s pervasive conflict has affected nearly every aspect of Yemeni life. Here he describes the situation.

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