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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October 08, 2009

Three days after a magnitude 7.6 earthquake struck off the western coast of Sumatra Island, Indonesia, last week, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) emergency teams arrived in the area and began to assess the medical and non-medical needs of the population.

October 08, 2009

More than a week after several natural disasters in the East Asia and South Pacific regions, MSF mental health staff are beginning to train local counselors, as well as give direct psychological support.

October 07, 2009

A week after a severe earthquake hit the Indonesian island of Sumatra, rescue operations are coming to an end and the search for survivors has been stepped down. However, relief operations will continue with a focus on assisting the thousands of people that have lost their homes and relatives and are now living in very harsh conditions.

October 06, 2009

MSF teams reach isolated areas after an impressive initial response from local and international agencies.

October 05, 2009

Three days after a powerful earthquake hit the Indonesian island of Sumatra—leaving close to 1,000 dead, approximately 3,000 missing, and more than 3,000 wounded—the first MSF teams arrived in the area.

October 01, 2009

MSF has sent emergency teams to Indonesia following yesterday’s powerful earthquake that authorities say has killed more than 750 people and left thousands trapped under rubble. The magnitude 7.6 quake struck off the western coast of Sumatra Island. The worst affected areas are said to be the cities of Padang and Pariaman.

September 30, 2009

Several MSF emergency teams have already arrived or are en route to countries in East Asia after a succession of natural disasters in the region. In Indonesia, the Philippines, and Samoa islands, MSF will focus its activities on meeting unmet needs, from surgical care to distribution of relief items.

August 31, 2009

Caroline Caluwaerts, Rosa Maendaenda, Fernando Maldonado, Marc Biot, Nathan Ford, Kathryn Chu
International Health 2009;1(1):97-101. (doi: 10.1016/j.inhe.2009.03.002)

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July 17, 2009

Sandrine Simon, Kathryn Chu, Marthe Frieden, Baltazar Candrinho, Nathan Ford, Helen Schneider, Marc Biot
BMC International Health and Human Rights 2009;9:13. (doi: 10.1186/1472-698X-9-13)

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September 17, 2008

F Maldonado, M Biot, F Roman, C Masquelier, M Anapenge, R Bastos, HC Chuquela, V Arendt, JC Schmit, R Zachariah
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 2009;103(6):607-12.  (doi: 10.1016/j.trstmh.2008.07.014)

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