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.



Following confirmation of measles cases among children in several camps for internally displaced people in Bangui, Central African Republic, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is vaccinating 68,000 children in five camps in the city in order to prevent an outbreak. Hundreds of thousands of people are currently displaced in camps around Bangui as a result of widespread violence that began early December.

NEW YORK, FEBRUARY 7, 2014—Violence in the Central African Republic has reached extreme and unprecedented levels, as civilians are abused by the main opposing armed groups, the ex-Seleka and the anti-Balaka, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today.

Jessie Gaffric recently completed an assignment as project coordinator of the Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) project at the Bangui Community Hospital in Central African Republic (CAR), where the organization performs emergency surgery for victims of the violence that has convulsed the city for the past several months. Gaffric, who has carried out several missions for MSF in conflict settings, including Yemen and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, says this was her "most difficult" assignment yet:

Since early December 2013, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has provided medical care to more than 1,000 patients wounded by violence in and around Central African Republic (CAR)’s Bangui airport, where approximately 100,000 displaced people have taken refuge from a wave of fighting that has swept across the country. In the past week alone, 100 patients were treated for bullet and machete wounds. MSF is carrying out over 1,000 medical consultations in the camp every week, and also provides care in other camps and health facilities in the city.

An MSF psychiatrist describes the lives of refugees from Central African Republic, seeking safety in Chad.

Sylvain Groulx describes the neglected humanitarian needs of hundreds of thousands of people affected by violence in Central African Republic. View external media.