11-27 | On November 4, Ethiopia’s prime minister ordered military action against the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) in the Tigray region, in northern Ethiopia, following an attack on a military base. The escalating conflict is already affecting hundreds of thousands of people, and it runs the risk of destabilizing other parts of the country and the region, with potentially catastrophic humanitarian consequences. On 7 November, the first wave of people from Ethiopia started to arrive in Sudan.
11-20 | MSF applied the lessons learned during the previous Ebola outbreak in the country to the benefit of patients. Medical teams have worked to be closer and more accessible to the community and to train local health care personnel.The Ebola outbreak in Equateur’s province has been brought to an end almost six months after it started, thanks to an improved approach to patient care, according to Médecins sans Frontières (MSF).
11-19 | The Ebola outbreak in Équateur province, northwestern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), has come to an end almost six months after it started thanks to an improved approach to patient care, said Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). The outbreak, the eleventh recorded in the country’s recent history, spread relatively slowly after it was declared on 1 June 2020, despite the fact that as many as 13 out of 17 health districts in Équateur province reported confirmed Ebola cases.
10-24 | Following a school shooting in Kumba, South-West Cameroon happened on 24 October, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) launched a mass casualty plan, responding with our ambulance service and surgical care in the Presbyterian General Hospital (PGH), Kumba. We received a total of ten patients between the ages of 10 and 15.
9-8 | On 1 June 2020, a new Ebola virus disease outbreak was declared in Équateur province, western Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the country’s eleventh recorded epidemic. Declared while DRC was still grappling with the tenth Ebola epidemic in the country’s northeast, and amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, this new Ebola outbreak has already spread to 11 health zones in the province, in a very hard-to-reach region where some villages are only accessible by river.