1-8 | All the peripheral health centers are closed and only 13 wounded casualties reached the hospital The Médecins Sans Frontières team at the Paoua hospital treated 13 victims of the fighting and attacks that began on Wednesday 27 December. “This is very little, taking into account the number of displaced people who reached Paoua and the extreme violence they report to our teams.
1-5 | In the eastern Ukrainian village of Opytne people are living without access to healthcare or essential medications. The frontline village lies in Ukrainian government-controlled territory, opposite the destroyed Donetsk Airport now in the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic. Without transportation and isolated by poor weather, these mostly elderly villagers have no choice but to live with the constant stress of the conflict in the region.
12-19 | Cases of cholera may have declined in Yemen, but the ongoing war and blockade are now creating a new threat to public health, as a suspected diphtheria outbreak takes hold. By 4 December, 318 suspected cases of diphtheria and 28 deaths had been reported in 15 of Yemen’s 20 governorates. Half the suspected cases are children between the ages of 5 and 14, and nearly 95% of deaths are children under 15.
12-14 | Surveys conducted by MSF in refugee settlement camps in Bangladesh estimate that at least 9,000 Rohingya died in Myanmar, in Rakhine state, between 25 August and 24 September.
12-4 | During the early morning of 4th December, several armed men broke into Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) compound in Mweso, in Masisi territory, North Kivu Province, Democratic Republic of Congo. They subjected the staff to violence and threats of kidnapping, before robbing the compound of money and equipment. “MSF strongly condemns this new attack and the violence that accompanied it.