7-17 | The merciless killing of a baby in a Hospital in Zemio, Central African Republic (CAR), where Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) runs a project, points to the extreme brutality against civilians in the escalating conflict, as the number of safe spaces dwindles. On Tuesday 11 July, two armed men arrived at Zemio hospital where around 7,000 internally displaced people had sought refuge in the past two weeks following an escalation in fighting in the south-eastern region of CAR. The men threatened a family at the Hosp
7-10 | An urgent scale-up of aid is needed in the northern district of Abs, the area worst affected by Yemen’s cholera outbreak, according to Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF). The disease is spread by contaminated water, so water and sanitation activities are particularly vital to tackle the problem at source, says MSF. “In Abs district, our teams are seeing an extremely poor sanitation situation and insufficient access to clean drinking water,” says Gabriel Sánchez, MSF programme manager for Yemen.
6-19 | The international response in Uganda is failing refugees and must prioritise life-saving supplies such as food and water to prevent a medical emergency, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said . Governments and international organisations are meeting in Kampala on 22 and 23 June to raise funds for Uganda’s refugee response. The country currently hosts 950,562 refugees and receives about 2,000 new arrivals every day, the vast majority of them fleeing violence in South Sudan.
6-9 | As fighting intensifies for control of the Syrian city of Raqqa, people must decide whether to remain in the city and surrounding villages under heavy bombardment, or leave the area by crossing active frontlines and minefields, says Médecins Sans Frontières/ Doctors Without Borders (MSF). “Parents have to make an impossible decision,” says MSF emergency coordinator Puk Leenders.
6-9 | When Ahmed* arrived at MSF’s field hospital south of the Iraqi city of Mosul, many of the hospital’s staff burst into tears. For years, Ahmed, a skilled nurse, had been their colleague, caring for the sick and injured of west Mosul but now he was their patient and in need of urgent medical care. Two days earlier, Ahmed and his family had been caught in crossfire as they fled their west Mosul home.