12-10 | In Malakand district, in Pakistan's North West Frontier Province, the local population has been affected by conflict between the Pakistani army and armed opposition groups. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), one of the only international organisations present in this region, has supported a sub-district hospital in Dargai, since 2006. An MSF medical team (comprising doctors and a surgeon, anaesthetist, nurse and gynaecologist) works with Ministry of Health staff in the hospital's emergency room, operating theatre and inpatient department.
11-26 | Nizeiyman’s storyNizeiyman, 21 years old, fled to the outskirts of Kitchanga in North Kivu Province when his village came under attack. He has joined the group of woodcutters in Mungoti camp for displaced people. They have pooled their resources to buy some basic woodcutting equipment. By selling planks they earn just enough to supplement the food handouts from aid organisations and provide themselves with a sense of independence.
11-25 | An epidemic of measles is currently raging in the Miandgja, Ngomashi and Lwibo districts in the Masisi region, in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. There are hundreds of thousands of children living in these areas who have not been immunised against measles. MSF has therefore launched a large-scale emergency vaccination campaign and has also treated 130 children who have contracted measles.
11-11 | Seven Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) vaccination sites, where thousands of civilians had gathered, came under fire during attacks by the Congolese army against the Forces Démocratiques de Libération du Rwanda (FDLR) in North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). MSF denounces this clearly unacceptable abuse of humanitarian aid for military purposes.