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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April 13, 2018

Roughly 60,000 people have been displaced from eastern Ghouta, near Damascus, to northwestern Syria in the past month. A significant number of these men, women, and children are injured or sick and in need of medical care. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) supports the main hospital in charge of triaging and treating these patients at a location known as the "zero point," where people arrive on buses.

April 06, 2018

As I write this letter, we are confronting massive humanitarian emergencies on all sides.

April 05, 2018

Ahmed was 14 years old when he lost his left arm. “I had gone out to press olives,” remembers the young Syrian. “We were on our way home. A plane flew by and dropped a barrel bomb that exploded, and shrapnel hit my hand. It felt like there was something dripping on my leg. I looked at my arm. It was completely torn off. There was one thread that held my arm to my body. I asked myself, ‘What’s going to happen to me now? It’s finished. I’m dead.’”

April 04, 2018

GENEVA/NEW YORK, APRIL 4, 2018—The number of patients treated for injuries related to land mines and improvised explosives has doubled at an MSF-supported hospital in Hassakeh in northeast Syria in recent months, with more than half of the injuries affecting children, some as young as one, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today.

March 23, 2018

Two airstrikes hit a densely populated neighborhood in the town of Harem in Syria’s Idlib Governorate yesterday afternoon, said the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières Friday. The nearest MSF-supported field hospital saw 63 injuries and 38 deaths—around half of which were children—in a town where medical staff are already overwhelmed and supplies are limited.

March 23, 2018

After having their first application for asylum rejected, a Syrian family living in a refugee camp on Samos Island, Greece, awaits the results of their second application. "I'm scared that if we go back to Turkey, we’ll be deported to Syria," the mother says, "and my child will never see his father again."

March 21, 2018

Omar Ahmed Abenza discusses the humanitarian crisis in Syria, as war takes an enormous toll on people in areas including the besieged enclave of eastern Ghouta. The interview starts 31 minutes into the radio program. View external media.

March 21, 2018

MARCH 21, 2018—Lorena Bilbao, Syria operations coordinator for Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), gave the following statement today on the situation in eastern Ghouta, Syria:

March 15, 2018

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) nurse and general director Meinie Nicolai recently spoke with the Syrian director of an MSF-supported hospital in besieged eastern Ghouta, where casualties are soaring and stocks of essential medical supplies are dwindling. Here, she recounts the conversation.

Most people in eastern Ghouta live underground. Medical care is increasingly provided in basements. What is happening there cannot bear the light of day.

March 08, 2018

BRUSSELS/NEW YORK—A relentless military offensive in Syria's besieged eastern Ghouta enclave is causing widespread disaster and massive casualties, with at least 4,829 people wounded and 1,005 dead within two weeks, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today, drawing on data from hospitals and clinics that MSF supports.

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