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.



June 28, 2012

Sleeping sickness is a fatal and much neglected disease that plagues parts of Africa.

June 28, 2012

Chagas is a parasitic disease found on the American continent, where it affects an estimated 8 to 10 million people and claims up to 12,500 lives every year.

June 28, 2012

Kala Azar is a neglected tropical disease responsible for 50,000 deaths every year.

June 27, 2012

More than 100,000 people who have fled violence in Sudan’s Blue Nile State are struggling to survive in an inhospitable stretch of land in South Sudan.

June 25, 2012

People displaced by conflict are fleeing Mali en masse—and settling in places already weakened by food insecurity.

June 22, 2012

MSF will be able to supply Sudanese refugees at one camp with two and a half liters of water per person per day, as of next week - about a sixth of the amount of water they need. The minimum amount of water that should be allocated in refugee emergencies is 15 liters per person per day, with seven liters as the minimum "survival allocation", according to the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Refugees. Those refugees who fled the fighting in Sudan with little but the clothes on their backs need more humanitarian organizations to step up and provide assistance. In this slideshow, featuring audio from the BBC's "Focus on Africa," MSF international communications coordinator Erwin van 't Land describes the situation. 

June 21, 2012

MSF is providing care, including mental health care, to patients in Pakistan's Lower Dir province, where the security situation remains volatile.

June 20, 2012

MSF is expanding its activities in Lebanon for Syrian people seeking shelter and medical care.

June 20, 2012

MSF expresses deep concern about the security of its surgical center in Aden after a group of armed men forcibly entered the hospital and attempted to take away a patient

June 18, 2012

Violence and deep communal divisions in Rakhine State are preventing people from receiving emergency medical treatment.