4-6 | Recent violence in Ituri Province, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), has displaced over 300,000 people from their homes, and awakened memories of the conflict that affected the region in the early 2000s. Houses have been burnt, around 200 people have been killed and scores of others wounded. The displaced are living in informal sites, with host families or are sheltering in churches and schools.
3-16 | By Meinie Nicolai, nurse and Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) General Director Most people in East Ghouta live underground. Medical care is increasingly provided in basements. What is happening there cannot bear the light of day. I recently spoke to one of the directors of a hospital MSF has been supporting since 2013 in East Ghouta.
2-25 | MSF calls for an immediate ceasefire to enable the basic human act of helping the sick and wounded Casualty numbers in Syria’s besieged East Ghouta enclave are soaring beyond imagination as the capacity to provide healthcare is in its final throes , said Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) today. Hospitals and clinics supported by MSF had seen more than 2,500 wounded and more than 520 dead after just five days of intense bombing and shelling – from evening of Sunday 18 to evening of Friday 23 February, certainly an un
Extraordinary mass-casualty influxes in East Ghouta as hospitals and clinics run short of life-saving medicines
2-21 | Mass casualty influxes, with hundreds of dead and wounded, have been reported to Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) by medical facilities the medical aid organization supports in the opposition-controlled East Ghouta besieged enclave near Damascus in Syria. This comes amid an extraordinary increase in bombing and shelling over the area, with 13 hospitals and clinics that are regularly or ad-hoc supported by MSF hit and damaged or destroyed over just 3 days, reducing health capacity at a time of critical medical need.
2-9 | Omar Ahmed Abenza, MSF head of mission for northwestern Syria, gives an overview of the situation today in this fraught region: “On February 8, a health centre in Mishmishan in northwestern Syria’s Idlib region was hit by an airstrike. This is another step towards disaster in this troubled zone. Once again, this bombing is completely outrageous and cannot be tolerated.