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Measles epidemic in DRC: "Every day we discover new deaths from measles in communities”

A measles epidemic is gaining momentum in the Katanga region of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)....

After 18 months in locked compound, displaced families from the Central African Republic decide it’s safe to go home

For the past 18 months, 400 people have been living under self-imposed exile within their own city...

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Measles epidemic in DRC: "Every day we discover new deaths from measles in communities”

03/09/2015

A measles epidemic is gaining momentum in the Katanga region of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Augustin Ngoyi, coordinating the response by Médecins Sans Frontières is in Kabalo health zone, the epicentre of the outbreak....

After 18 months in locked compound, displaced families from the Central African Republic decide it’s safe to go home

03/09/2015

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 Berberati, Central African Republic (CAR), to escape violence....

Médecins Sans Frontières provides training to Tunisian Fishermen to help save lives at sea

01/09/2015

In order to increase Tunisian fishermen’s capacity to carry out rescues at sea, Médecins Sans Frontières has carried out a week long training session with 116 local fishermen in the town of Zarzis. Médecins Sans Frontières is...

The fear that follows them: providing mental healthcare for refugees in Chad

31/08/2015

Attacks perpetrated by Boko Haram in the Lake Chad region have increased over recent weeks, and military presence in the area has also expanded in response. The number of people who have been forced to flee their homes has more...

Burundi: “We treat anyone who is injured, whatever their politics”

27/08/2015

Violent clashes between police and protesters in the Burundian capital, Bujumbura, over the past four months have seen hundreds injured and some 185,000 people seeking refuge in neighbouring countries. While mass protests against...

Delivering medical training for healthcare workers stuck in Gaza

26/08/2015

For healthcare workers living in the Gaza Strip, it is extremely difficult to access the specialised medical training they need to develop their skills and provide the best quality care to patients.

 

South Sudan: Boat ambulance reaches patients in remote communities

26/08/2015

It’s a late on a clear Wednesday morning and a boat coasts across the water toward the small village of Kuemdoc, on the shore of the Phom El Zaraf river. A Médecins Sans Frontières flag flutters from the side.

Two Médecins Sans Frontières aid workers killed in South Sudan as fighting continues

26/08/2015

Two aid workers from the international humanitarian medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières have been killed in South Sudan. Last week, Gawar Top Puoy, a logistician who had worked for Médecins Sans Frontières since 2009,...

Médecins Sans Frontières receives ten people with wounds from Macedonian stun grenades

24/08/2015

A Médecins Sans Frontières mobile medical team operating in the Idomeni area on the border between Macedonia (FYROM) and Greece received ten people with wounds from stun grenades fired by Macedonian border troops. The situation...

Violent Boko Haram insurgencies lead to escalating crises

21/08/2015

Since May 2013, violent insurgencies by Boko Haram have led to widespread displacement and an escalating humanitarian crisis in the Lake Chad region. According to UNHCR figures, nearly 1.4 million people have been internally...

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