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.



April 15, 1999

Fokko de Vries, MD, (38) left Amsterdam in early April to assist Doctors Without Borders in refugee camps in Macedonia. He has previously worked in Sarajevo, Rwanda, and Sri Lanka. Fokko kept a diary of his first week in the camps in Brazda and Ragusa.

April 08, 1999

MSF calls on Mrs. Sadako Ogata to Take Action

April 04, 1999

New York, April 5, 1999 — The international medical relief agency Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) appealed to the Macedonian authorities today to grant aid agencies unhindered access to the refugees stranded on the border with Kosovo. The sanitary and medical conditions on the ground have deteriorated considerably over the last few days.

March 31, 1999

Refugee Influx Mounts

March 29, 1999

Last Medical Team Withdraws to Belgrade

March 15, 1999

MSF Fights Tuberculosis, World's Top Infectious Killer

New York, March 16, 1999 — Tuberculosis (TB) kills more adults than any other infectious disease. Responsible for more deaths than AIDS, malaria, and other tropical diseases combined, TB kills 50,000 people each week.

March 02, 1999

MSF Launches Large-Scale Aid Program

Khartoum/New York: March 3, 1999 — Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is sending 17 aid workers to Sudan to fight the meningitis epidemic that has broken out on a wide scale there. The first group of volunteers leaves today; the rest will follow later this week. A cargo plane left from England last weekend carrying enough medicine to treat 9,000 patients.

February 11, 1999

Nairobi, February 12, 1999 — The international medical relief organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has been evacuated from five of the ten locations in which it works in Bahr el Ghazal province and one location in Jonglei province, southern Sudan, due to insecurity. Since January 15, when the cease fire in Bahr el Ghazal was renewed for a further three months, MSF international staff have been forced to leave their locations at least 12 times due to insecurity.

February 03, 1999

Medical Team Appeals to the Warring Parties to Respect Neutrality of Medical Facilities

Paris/New York, February 4, 1999 — Yesterday, February 3rd, a team of five expatriates from the international medical relief agency Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) were able to restart their surgical program at Connaught hospital, the main hospital in Freetown, Sierra Leone.