8-12 | Last Friday (11 August 2017), the Libyan authorities publically announced the establishment of a search and rescue (SAR) zone and restricted the access to humanitarian vessels into the international waters off the Libyan coasts.
8-9 | Some 10,000 people are sheltering in the grounds of Batangafo hospital more than 10 days after violence broke out between rival groups in this northern Central African Republic (CAR) city, according to Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF). With clashes taking place between members of the former Seleka coalition and so called self-defence groups, Batangafo has once again been plunged into chaos, with a wave of killings and lootings.
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
6-23 | Interview with Jean-Guy Vataux, MSF Head of mission in Libya MSF is providing assistance to migrants, refugees and asylum seekers in Libya. Most of them have been robbed, taken under the control of criminal networks, abused, jailed, beaten up or tortured. Some have died. Since July 2016, MSF has provided lifesaving and primary healthcare to refugees and migrants detained in Tripoli. A new project opened in early 2017 to find ways to assist migrants, refugees and asylum-seekers in the Misrata area.
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.