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“It is normal to feel some kind of fear when you enter the isolation area for the first time”

Michel Van Herp is a Médecins Sans Frontières epidemiologist currently working on the Ebola...

Médecins Sans Frontières resumes activities in Ebola centre in southeast Guinea

On Thursday, Médecins Sans Frontières resumed activities in a treatment centre in Macenta,...


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Médecins Sans Frontières working hard to secure safe return of five staff taken in northern Syria


A week after five international members of staff were taken from a Médecins Sans Frontières house in northern Syria, on the evening of 2nd January, we continue to put all efforts in securing their safe return.

Médecins Sans Frontières vaccinates 68,000 children for measles in Bangui camps


Bangui, 8 January, 2014. Following confirmation of measles cases among children in several camps for internally displaced people in Bangui, Central African Republic, Médecins Sans Frontières is vaccinating 68,000 children in five...

South Sudan: Health needs reach emergency levels as fighting hinders aid


Ongoing fighting throughout South Sudan is having increasingly serious consequences for the country’s population, says Médecins Sans Frontières. People’s medical needs are increasing while resources decrease due to the departure...

Civilians and hospitals affected by extreme violence in Bangui


Médecins Sans Frontières reiterates its call for respect of civilians, medical staff and health facilities.

"These people need assistance, more than ever.”


Christine Bimansha is a medical doctor from Congo and one of Médecins Sans Frontières’ experienced emergency staff in South Sudan. She is currently in the capital Juba, providing medical care in two UN (UNMISS) bases following...

“The situation is evolving fast in South Sudan and we are reacting as best we can to the changing landscape of the violence.”


One week after the recent conflict began tensions remain high across much of South Sudan.

“What is happening today in the Central African Republic is serious and tragic”.


On the night of 5 December, violent fighting shook Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic (CAR). In the hours that followed, Médecins Sans Frontières teams went to the city’s Community Hospital to provide emergency...

Children with TB must not be neglected


Tuberculosis (TB) and its drug-resistant forms are a global health threat around the world, and children are particularly vulnerable. Where the disease is endemic, TB is a major but often unrecognised cause of disease and death...

Video: Central African Republic - Fighting for Survival


On December 5, 2013, several hundred people were killed during armed clashes that shook the city of Bangui, the capital of Central African Republic.

In Juba, Médecins Sans Frontières emergency teams begin mobile clinics


Two Médecins Sans Frontières emergency teams comprised of medics, logistics staff and water treatment specialists have today begun medical activities for people displaced by the recent fighting in Juba, the capital of South...

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