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.



October 16, 2001

A U.N. Security Council Briefing Delivered by Catherine Dumait-Harper, MSF Representative to the U.N.

October 14, 2001

Brice de le Vingne had been working in Afghanistan for three weeks as an MSF field coordinator when he had to evacuate from Mazar-i-Sharif a few days after the September 11 attacks in the United States.

October 09, 2001

A Congressional Briefing Delivered in Washington, D.C. by Nicolas de Torrente, Executive Director, MSF-USA to a Joint Hearing of the U.S. Congressional Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs Subcommittee and International Operations and Terrorism Subcommittee of Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

October 01, 2001

New York, October 2, 2001 — This week, three charter planes are bringing a total of 115 tons of humanitarian relief supplies to Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams in and around Afghanistan. MSF will use these supplies to maintain and reinforce its current programs and to be fully prepared in the event of a new emergency.

September 24, 2001
Following the tragic September 11 attacks on the United States, all humanitarian aid organizations, including MSF, were forced to withdraw their international staff from Taliban-controlled areas of Afghanistan due to rising insecurity in the region.
August 29, 2001

Medical Team Dispatched to Christmas Island, Australia

Sydney, Australia, August 30, 2001 — The international medical aid organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is sending a medical team to Christmas Island, Australia, to provide independent humanitarian assistance to refugees stranded aboard the Norwegian ship Tampa since Sunday, August 26.

August 01, 2001

Fiona Terry, Ph.D. discusses famine and the manipulation of humanitarian aid to North Korea.

July 18, 2001

New Approach to Drug Procurement Enables More to be Treated

July 15, 2001

A Congressional Briefing delivered in Washington, D.C. by Rachel Cohen, Advocacy Liaison for MSF's Access to Essential Medicines Campaign

July 01, 2001

Alarming Rates of Mortality and Malnutrition Reported

Luanda, Angola, July 2, 2001 — The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) today expressed sharp criticism towards the warring parties in Angola for showing a blatant neglect of their responsibility to ease the human suffering of tens of thousands in the country.