5-17 | The Ebola outbreak continues in the Equateur province, with one new laboratory-confirmed case from the city of Mbandaka, which has a population of more than a million and is a busy port city located on the Congo River. This new case is linked with the epicentre of the epidemic, the east of Lake Tumba. Since the beginning of the epidemic, 44 overall people who have presented symptoms of haemorrhagic fever, 3 confirmed as Ebola, and 23 deaths have been notified by the national health authorities in the region.
5-14 | Since the start of the “March of Return” movement from 1st of April, MSF teams in Gaza have provided treatment and post-operative care to people injured by gunshots during the demonstrations. Deadly clashes has happened in Gaza strip today. As teams from Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) treat people wounded today, Marie-Elisabeth Ingres, MSF representative in Palestinian, provided the following statement: What happened today is unacceptable and inhuman.
4-20 | Since 1st of April, MSF teams in Gaza have provided post-operative care to more than 500 people injured by gunshots during the March of Return demonstrations. The number of patients treated in our clinics over the last three weeks is more than the number we treated throughout all of 2014, when Israel’s military Operation Protective Edge was launched over the Gaza strip. MSF medical staff report receiving patients with devastating injuries of an unusual severity, which are extremely complex to treat.
4-19 | Since the start of the “March of Return” movement, hundreds of severely wounded patients have flocked to MSF’s three medical clinics in Gaza. The patients are mainly young men, in their twenties. They describe their desperation, the impossibility of finding a job, the extreme poverty, the feeling of abandonment. Many go to the border with Israel knowing the risks, but also with the feeling of having nothing to lose.
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.