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Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, healthcare exclusion and natural or man-made disasters. Today MSF works in more than 60 countries around the world.

At times, MSF may speak out publicly in an effort to bring a forgotten crisis to public attention, to alert the public to abuses occurring beyond the headlines, to criticise the inadequacies of the aid system, or to challenge the diversion of humanitarian aid for political interests.

Below you will find a selection of the latest news on MSF’s operations, campaigns and actions. For more information on MSF's activities, please visit www.msf.org.  

Video - A Month in Focus September 2012

MSF Video - Syria – An undercover hospitalSouth Sudan – An improved situation in YidaEthiopia – Sudanese refugees displacedGuinea & Sierra Leone – “Coastal Cholera”Uganda...


Appointment of new Secretary General and International Medical Secretary to Médecins Sans Frontières

Geneva, 11  September 2012 – As of 10 September, Jerome Oberreit begins his tenure as Secretary General of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), while Dr Marc Gastellu Etchegorry takes on the new...


Niger: When malaria comes on top of a food crisis

NEWS FROM THE FIELD: A constant stream of ambulances comes and goes at Guidan Roumji hospital in the Maradi region of southern Niger. Throughout the day, the team from Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors...


“This emergency is huge - I’ve never seen anything like it”

VOICE FROM THE FIELD - Helen Ottens-Patterson, from the United Kingdom, is a nurse and Médecins Sans Frontières’ (MSF) medical coordinator in Maban county in Upper Nile State, South Sudan. MSF...


Cholera epidemic escalates along Sierra Leone and Guinea border

Cholera is on the increase on both sides of the border between Sierra Leone and Guinea, in West Africa, aided by the onset of the rainy season. More than 13,000 people have been admitted to hospital in...