4-21 | My name is Gatkuoth. I am 31 years old. I am a Community Health Worker for MSF. I am from Payak in Leer County, South Sudan. I was in Bentiu in 2014 when war erupted. I went back to Payak, where we had a tea shop. Although armed men were shooting, we did not need to run from their vehicles in Payak for a long time. There was a lot of water and mud on the roads, so vehicles did not come that way. We would just lie down when there was gunfire.
Northeast Nigeria: Population movements and forced displacement continue into remote areas where people rely on aid to survive
4-19 | Violence and insecurity continue to force people from their homes in northeast Nigeria, where new waves of displaced are arriving in remote towns of Borno State. Nigerian refugees are also being forcibly returned from Cameroon, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)/Doctors Without Borders says today. Over 11,300 people have arrived in Pulka, close to the Cameroonian border, since January, and this has brought the total population of the town to more than 42,000.
Syria: Khan Sheikhoun victims have symptoms consistent with exposure to chemical substances, says MSF
4-6 | An MSF medical team providing support to the emergency department of Bab Al Hawa hospital, in Syria’s Idlib province, has confirmed that patients’ symptoms are consistent with exposure to a neurotoxic agent such as sarin gas. A number of victims of the attack on the town of Khan Sheikhoun were brought to Bab Al Hawa hospital, which is located 100 km north, near the Turkish border.
4-4 | As fighting intensifies to control the city of Raqqa, the city’s residents are once again caught in the middle. During six years of war, they have suffered bombing, fighting, persecution and public beheadings. Thousands have risked their lives to cross checkpoints and minefields to reach safer areas. Many of Syrian living in Al Raqqa fled the town in early 2013 when fighting and airstrikes started in the combats between the opposition groups and the armies of the Government of Syria.
4-3 | Retreating fighters booby-trap everything from TVs to teddy bears As fighting intensifies across northern Syria, explosive devices and mines are having a devastating impact on civilians, warns Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in a report released on 3 April. MSF calls for demining activities to be stepped up urgently to reduce the risks people face while fleeing or attempting to return home.