The current Ebola outbreak in West Africa was officially declared on 22 March 2014 in Guinea. There have been 8,032 officially confirmed cases, and 3,865 deaths (figures accurate to 5 October). This outbreak is the largest ever,...
Médecins Sans Frontières is strengthening its response capacity after a confirmed case of Marburg haemorrhagic fever in Uganda.
The recent increase of violence in Iraq has left an estimated 1.8 million people displaced since January 2014, according to official figures. Nearly half of them have found refuge in schools, camps or unfinished buildings in the...
Following a new spike in Ebola cases in Guinea’s capital, Conakry, Médecins Sans Frontières’ Ebola management centre is approaching full capacity
The international medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières confirms that one of its international staff members in Sierra Leone has been diagnosed with Ebola hemorrhagic fever.
Médecins Sans Frontières was relieved to hear confirmation from the French Ministry of Health on the 4th October that its staff member infected by Ebola in Liberia in mid-September has now recovered.
Tens of thousands of people have taken refuge in a camp near Bentiu, one of several “Protection of Civilian” camps managed by the UN's mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) and set up spontaneously after violence swept across the...
Since the beginning of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa in March 2014, medical and non-medical staff from the health ministries of the affected countries, as well as the NGOs supporting them, have been on the frontline of the...
Recent clashes between Al Houthi militants and elements of the Yemeni army intensified inside Sanaa from 18 September. An agreement was signed on 21 September to stop the fighting, but the situation is still difficult at health...
Speaking from Monrovia via live video link, Liberian Médecins Sans Frontières physician's assistant Jackson Niamah addressed the UN Security Council during an emergency session on the Ebola crisis in West Africa. This is is his...