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.



April 02, 2012

While MSF has been unable to work directly in Syria, it has collected testimonies from wounded patients treated outside the country and from doctors inside Syria. These testimonies point to a coordinated crackdown on the provision of urgent medical care for people wounded in Syria's ongoing violence. Also in this issue: MSF field journals from Gogrial and Doro in South Sudan, an interview with Emmanuel Baron, executive director of Epicentre, and photos from MSF's trauma center in Kunduz, Afghanistan.

April 02, 2012

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is working in Doro and Jamam refugee camps in South Sudan. About 80,000 refugees have fled to the camps to escape ongoing violence in Blue Nile state, and MSF—working against the clock—is trying to help as many as possible before seasonal rains at the end of the month make the area inaccessible. Dr. Kirrily de Polnay talks about her work in the camps and warns that aid organizations need to urgently accelerate their activities if disaster is to be avoided

April 02, 2012

Veronica Ades is an OB/GYN on her first MSF mission in South Sudan. In this post from her "Love, Labor, Loss" Field Blog, she describes her experience in the MSF hospital in Aweil.

March 30, 2012

Shells from the fighting in Daynile, a neighborhood located in an outlying area of Mogadishu, struck Daynile hospital’s emergency room and a portion of the surgical ward, causing significant damage.

March 29, 2012

A food crisis has been declared in the Sahelian Band of West Africa. UNICEF estimates that up to 15 million people in six countries in the Sahel region are living with moderate or acute food insecurity.

March 29, 2012

This MSF infographic explores maternal death, an urgent—and avoidable—crisis.

March 28, 2012

Severe acute malnutrition in parts of Chad has reached emergency levels, requiring immediate life-saving interventions.

March 27, 2012

On July 10, 2012, India's Supreme Court will hear the challenge to the country's patent law by Novartis, a case with enormous ramifications for the production of low-cost generic medications.

March 26, 2012

In DRC, malaria is the leading cause of death. So far, MSF has treated more than 17,000 people in Maniema, Equateur, and Orientale provinces.

March 25, 2012

MSF calls on the stakeholders of the Global Fund to convene an emergency donor conference and to open a new early funding window to ensure that the Fund is fully functional in 2012.