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.
3-2 | MSF provides medical and nutritional assistance for refugees and local people More than 28,000 Malian refugees have been forced to seek refuge in the border region of Mauritania following the conflict between the Malian army and Tuareg rebels that broke out in northern Mali last month. Some refugees travelled days without sustenance to get to makeshift camps in Fassala and Mbéré in the south east of Mauritania.
2-28 | Insecurity in the north of Central African Republic (CAR) has caused thousands of people to flee their homes.“Villages have been violently destroyed and looted, including some health centres,” says Pablo MARCO, head of mission for Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in CAR.