2-21 | Fighting between government forces and Mai-Mai militias in the Katanga province of the Democratic Republic of Congo has caused thousands of people to flee their homes and hundreds to seek refuge at the Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) hospital in Shamwana. For the past few weeks, around 500 people have been living in the grounds of the MSF hospital. After it proved difficult to maintain a satisfactory level of hygiene and fearing a disease outbreak, the medical team managed to convince the town’s remaining residents to move outside the compound.
2-15 | Dr Jose BAFOA has been in Gao, Mali for five months as Médecins Sans Frontières(MSF) medical team leader. The volatile situation in the past few days around Gao has caused a decrease in the number of patients arriving to MSF facilities, but Dr. Bafoa says the priority for him and his teams is to continue providing care to their patients.
2-14 | Afghanistan On 26 January, a bomb blasted in the northern Kunduz province, MSF received 22 patients in its surgical hospital. Apart from Kunduz, MSF also works in Helmand and Khost provinces.The Democratic Republic of Congo From 26 December 2012 to 19 January 2013, MSF teams vaccinated 65,082 children, aged 6 months to 15 years, against measles in the region of Bunyakiri in South Kivu.
2-7 | Greater protection needed for vulnerable communities and threatened staff – MSF Eight months since deadly communal clashes first broke out in Rakhine state, Myanmar - tens of thousands of people are still unable to access urgently needed medical care. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) calls on government authorities and community leaders to ensure that all people of Rakhine can live without fear of violence, abuse and harassment, and that humanitarian organisations can assist those most in need.
2-6 | Katrin KISSWANI headed MSF’s activities in northern Syria for two months.‘We’ve been working mainly in the Jabal Al-Akkrad region, in the north of Idlib governorate, which is fairly mountainous and close to the border with Turkey. While some of these areas haven’t suffered the same frequency and intensity of fighting as areas further inland, the situation remains extremely volatile and dangerous.Helicopter attacks