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.



October 14, 1999

International Medical Relief Organization Welcomes Support for Right to Humanitarian Assistance

Oslo, October 15, 1999 — The international medical relief organization Doctors Without /Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) was today awarded the international Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo. The award honors the extraordinary work of the organization's national and international relief workers who provide medical assistance in more than 80 countries, over 20 of which are in conflict.

September 20, 1999

Delay in Relief Efforts Questioned

September 16, 1999

Recommended Treatment Ineffective Against Resistant TB Strains

Madrid/New York, September 17, 1999 — A new study presented this week by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) shows that the currently recommended tuberculosis treatment strategy fails to have any impact on one in five TB patients in Siberian prisons. The research was presented at the 30th International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (IUATLD) World Conference on Lung Health, an international meeting taking place in Madrid.

September 06, 1999

New York/Brussels, September 7, 1999 — The last medical team of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) present in East Timor has been expelled from the district of Baukau by the militia today. To the best of our knowledge, there are no longer any international medical aid agencies still present in East Timor.

September 01, 1999

MSF Launches Vaccination Program

August 18, 1999

Full Cargo of Supplies Under Way

August 17, 1999

Full Cargo of Supplies Under Way

August 13, 1999

Brussels/New York, August 14, 1999 — Two Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) humanitarian aid workers who were reported missing in Liberia on August 11, 1999, were released last night along with four other international humanitarian aid workers and ten local staff members taken at the same time.

August 11, 1999

Brussels/New York, August 12, 1999 — Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) confirms the abduction of two of their medical volunteers in northwest Liberia yesterday morning, August 11, 1999. Nurse Irene Martino and logistician Trond Heldaas were taken by armed persons and conducted to an unknown place. Four British aid workers with the humanitarian agencies Merlin and the International Rescue Committee (IRC) were also taken hostage at this time.

August 01, 1999

40% of Children Under Five Suffering from Malnutrition

Paris/New York, August 2, 1999 — Twenty-thousand people who were displaced by fighting have returned to Brazzaville, the capital of Congo Republic, during the past 15 days. Of this number, 7,045 returned on July 31. Their health is extremely precarious.