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.



March 16, 2018

Wherever Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) meets displaced women and girls, some will be carrying pregnancies due to rape. Testimonies of rape and other forms of sexual violence are common in the dedicated “women’s shelter” on the MV Aquarius, a search and rescue ship operated by SOS Méditerranée with medical support from MSF.

March 13, 2018

Widespread and targeted attacks against the Rohingya community by Myanmar authorities starting in August 2017 drove nearly 700,000 refugees into Bangladesh over the past six months. Even today, people continue to cross the border seeking safety. New arrivals describe ongoing violence and arrests in villages across Myanmar’s Rakhine state, where few Rohingya remain.

March 07, 2018

Sexual violence can be opportunistic or organized. It can be a reason to flee, but also can be experienced along the journey at any stage of displacement.

March 06, 2018

Approximately 40 percent of pregnancies worldwide are unintended, and for displaced women the risks are even greater.

March 05, 2018

More than half of the Syrian population have been forcibly displaced. Salma [name changed to protect anonymity] fled with her children and brother-in-law from outside Damascus in Syria, south to Daraa, then crossed the border into Jordan. After a brief stay in Zaatari refugee camp, she moved to Irbid. "I was displaying strength in front of my children, but on the inside, I was really tired," she says. 

March 02, 2018

This maternity hospital in East Ghouta, Syria, was hit on February 23, 2018, one of 15 MSF-supported medical facilities damaged by bombing and shelling in recent days. MSF-supported facilities in East Ghouta have reported receiving more than 4,050 wounded and more than 770 dead between February 18-27. 

February 26, 2018

MSF has now treated more than 4,000 people for diphtheria since December 2017, according to Carla Pla, project medical director for an MSF hospital in Cox's Bazar, in Bangladesh. Nearly 700,000 Rohingya refugees are living in camps in this area.  

February 23, 2018

Since August 25, 2017, nearly 700,000 Rohingya have fled targeted violence and persecution in Myanmar to take refuge in makeshift shelters in camps in Bangladesh. Now they are threatened by the approaching monsoon season.

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.