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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July 15, 2010

MSF responds to a bomb explosion in Mingora, the main city of Swat District in Khyber Pathkunkhwa Province.

July 21, 2009

On July 14, a seven-year-old boy was on his way back from school when he saw a shiny metal object sticking up out of the soil. As he attempted to pull the object from the soil, it exploded.

April 19, 2009

Some 900 people across Haut Uélé province, in northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), have been murdered since the end of 2008, in a string of brutal attacks by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), an armed group active in Uganda and Sudan for over two decades. The systematic violence has forced tens of thousands of civilians to flee their homes and shelter in makeshift structures such as this one. They are receiving little assistance.

January 01, 2009

Listen to a report from Gaza and stories about two direly needed MSF maternal health programs in Haiti and Pakistan. Aid groups brought more surgical teams and supplies to Gaza last week, but wounds are still deep in this war-torn area. An MSF hospital for women with complicated pregnancies is thrown into chaos when government hospitals are shut down city-wide. And, a report from Kuchlak, a remote part of Pakistan near the Afghan border, where it is often dangerous to be a pregnant woman.

August 05, 2008

On Sunday, August 3, three children from an internally displaced persons (IDP) camp were severely wounded by an unexploded ordnance device (UXO) they found near an airstrip in Gozbeida, Chad. All three children were brought to the Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) hospital, where they are now stable and remain under MSF care.

March 01, 2008

This edition focuses on the situation in Sudan’s conflict-ridden Darfur region. Studies conducted by the UN, US government, and other agencies estimate that between 100,000 and 400,000 people have died since the war first erupted in 2003. The UN says 2.4 million people are still living in massive displaced-persons camps after having fled violent attacks on their villages. And the UN High Commissioner for Refugees estimates that another 230,000 remain in refugee camps in neighboring Chad.

February 01, 2008

In this edition, reports on how a neglected disease continues to cause blindness in people living with HIV/AIDS in Southeast Asia, on India's hidden war in Chhattisgarh state, and on the evolution of MSF's response to post-election violence in Kenya.

A special MSF report documents armed conflict and mental health in the department of Caquetá, Colombia.

Since April 2012, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has managed a chronic disease treatment program in Lebanon to meet the desperate needs of Syrian patients who no longer have access to treatment.
 
"Nearly 90 percent of our patients arrive with prior diagnoses of chronic disease—typically hypertension and diabetes," says Dr. Wael Harb, MSF supervisory doctor in the Bekaa Valley. "The condition worsens quickly if they haven't received treatment for weeks."
 

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