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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January 28, 2018

In a nightmarish day on the Mediterranean Sea yesterday, 99 survivors from a sinking rubber boat were rescued by the Aquarius, a search and rescue vessel run by the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and SOS MEDITERRANEE.

January 26, 2018

Since August 25, MSF has massively scaled up its operations in Cox's Bazar district, Bangladesh, in response to the Rohingya refugee crisis. The main morbidities among patients in our clinics are respiratory tract infections and diarrheal diseases, which are directly related to the poor shelter, water, and sanitation conditions in the settlements.

January 25, 2018

Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is currently facing its worst cholera outbreak in more than 20 years: in 2017, 55,000 people fell ill across 24 of the country’s 26 provinces, and 1,190 people died. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is at the forefront of the medical humanitarian response, treating nearly half of all cases nationwide (about 25,300 people).

January 24, 2018

Snakebite venom permanently disables hundreds of thousands of people and kills more than 100,000 each year across the globe—more than any other neglected tropical disease designated by the World Health Organization (WHO)—even though highly effective treatments exist.

January 24, 2018

Intense fighting, including air strikes and ground shelling, has dramatically intensified in northern Syria since mid-December 2017, fueling one of the largest displacements of people since the war began. The increased violence, concentrated in areas of northeastern Hama, southern Aleppo, and southern Idlib governorates, is taking a profound toll on a population already suffering from nearly seven years of conflict.

MSF maternity clinic, Domiz refugee camp, Iraq
January 22, 2018

The maternity clinic built by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Domiz refugee camp in northern Iraq has helped Syrian women to safely deliver their babies and access care before and after they give birth. Over the past four years, MSF staff at the clinic have delivered more than 3,400 babies and provided more than 27,400 gynecological consultations.

January 22, 2018

Domiz refugee camp was established in 2012 in northern Iraq for Syrian refugees fleeing the war. Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) launched a sexual reproductive health and maternity project in 2013 to address the risks for pregnant women and babies in the camp. After more than four years, MSF has handed over the project to local health authorities.

January 17, 2018

In northern Nigeria, years of conflict between the military and armed opposition groups known as Boko Haram have taken a heavy toll on the population. According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs more than 1.7 million people have been internally displaced by fighting in the northeastern states of Borno, Adamawa, and Yobe. Of these, 78 percent are in Borno.

January 17, 2018

In northern Nigeria, years of conflict between the military and the armed opposition groups known as Boko Haram have taken a heavy toll on the population. According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, more than 1.7 million people have been internally displaced by fighting in the northeastern states of Borno, Adamawa, and Yobe. Of these, 78 percent are in Borno.

January 15, 2018

Aid workers often have disturbing experiences while on assignment. MSF provides mental health care to staff before, during, and after they go to the field to help them prevent burnout and deal with trauma.

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