September 29, 2015

A Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) trauma hospital has been overwhelmed with wounded as heavy fighting between government and opposition forces engulfed Afghanistan’s Kunduz City on Monday.

Since early Monday morning, MSF’s medical teams have treated 171 wounded, including 46 children. Fifty patients arrived in critical condition. The majority of patients had sustained gunshot wounds, with surgeons treating severe abdominal, limb and head injuries.


September 29, 2015

Since last weekend, a new eruption of violence has engulfed Bangui, the capital city of Central African Republic. Despite the tension and insecurity, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams are maintaining their presence and are treating the wounded who manage to arrive at the three MSF medical facilities in town.

September 25, 2015

Doctors Without Border/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is alarmed by the decision of the Humanitarian Committee of the self-proclaimed Lugansk People’s Republic to refuse permission for MSF to provide critical medical and humanitarian assistance in Lugansk, eastern Ukraine.

MSF is extremely concerned that this will deprive vulnerable people in Lugansk of access to essential healthcare and medicines.


September 17, 2015

One month ago, new  cases of cholera began to appear in the internally displaced persons (IDP) camps in Maiduguri, the capital of Nigeria’s Borno State, where more than 1.6 million displaced persons are being sheltered.

Over a three-week period, the disease spread to the city’s two other IDP sites. By September 16, 172 cholera cases and 16 deaths had been recorded.  


September 14, 2015

Makeshift hospitals supported by the medical emergency organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Syria have reported a series of extreme mass-casualty influxes resulting from 20 consecutive days of intense bombing attacks in August on markets and civilian buildings in the besieged communities of East Ghouta, near the Syrian capital of Damascus.

September 03, 2015

For the past 18 months, 400 people have been living under self-imposed exile within their own city behind the high walls and locked gates of the Bishop’s compound in Berbérati, Central African Republic (CAR), to escape violence.

Most are Muslim traders and their families. But in recent weeks, they finally decided it was safe enough to return home.


September 03, 2015

The Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) search-and-rescue boats Dignity I and Bourbon Argos — together with the MY Phoenix, operated jointly with the Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) — yesterday rescued 1,658 people in MSF’s biggest day of operations on the Mediterranean Sea since operations began on May 2.

In six separate rescue operations, the three search-and-rescue vessels brought on board people primarily from Eritrea, Nigeria and Somalia, many of them women (547) and children (199), including many toddlers and babies.


September 02, 2015

In June, Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) raised the alarm about the measles epidemic that has been raging in Katanga Province, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) since March. The situation has now deteriorated further and sufficient resources are lacking.

With more than 20,000 cases and 300 deaths officially reported in 2015, the measles outbreak in Katanga is the largest since 2011, when MSF immunized 2.1 million children against the disease.

September 02, 2015

The international medical organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has completed a targeted cholera vaccination campaign reaching over 160,000 people in Juba.

The vaccination campaign, undertaken in coordination with the South Sudanese Ministry of Health, provides additional protection against cholera to people living in areas most affected by the current outbreak, helping to reduce spread of cholera within those neighborhoods.


August 21, 2015

A Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) mobile medical team operating in the Idomeni area on the border between Macedonia and Greece today received ten people with wounds from stun grenades fired by Macedonian border troops.

The situation in the area is currently in a state of chaos, with 3,000 migrants and refugees being violently prevented by Macedonian troops from crossing the border. Tear gas has been used to disperse crowds, and there is widespread fear, panic and frustration among the refugees.