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.



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.

June 26, 2001

Increased Funds Needed From G8 to Realize New Goals

June 20, 2001

An MSF-sponsored panel discussion held at the Graduate Center, CUNY

June 01, 2001

What is keeping HIV/AIDS treatment from being available to patients? How can we ensure that the sick receive the life-saving drugs they deserve? This special issue focuses on the current barriers to treatment—both real and imagined—and the successful MSF antiretroviral projects which are proving that treatment is feasible for HIV/AIDS patients worldwide.