4-12 | Armed conflicts are intensifying in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, along with large troop movements. Members of the civilian population are the first victims, but aid actors are also directly targeted. "The situation is not stabilizing in Kivu. It is deteriorating again, and has been deteriorating over the last several months", says Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) program manager Dr. Marcela ALLHEIMEN.
3-30 | Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) condemns the shelling of Daynile Hospital in Mogadishu, which took place Friday, March 30. The fighting began in the morning in this neighborhood of Daynile, located in an outlying area of Mogadishu. The shelling struck the hospital’s emergency room and a portion of its surgical ward, causing significant damage. MSF has worked in the hospital since 2006.
3-15 | Tens of thousands of Sudanese refugees in South Sudan urgently need humanitarian aid to be scaled up in a short window of opportunity that is rapidly closing before the rainy season starts, warns the international medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). Since last November, 80,000 refugees from Sudan’s Blue Nile State have sought shelter in two camps located in a remote and barren region of South Sudan where humanitarians confront massive logistic challenges to access and assist refugees.
3-10 | Thousands of people who were left homeless have gathered at makeshift sites across the city following last Sunday's explosion at a munitions depot in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo. Teams from Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières have been evaluating the needs there since Monday. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has begun to distribute basic supplies, provide drinking water supplies, manage hygiene and handle waste disposal at these camps.
3-7 | By early 2011, Ethiopia received 40,000 refugees coming from Somalia. By the end of 2011, the number had gone over 142,000. A mass exodus triggered by a terrible drought killing crops and herds in a country undergoing a twenty-year conflict, which, far from receding, seems to be exacerbating by the day.