5-8 | From Rural Damascus living in Shatilla camp Two years ago life started to become very difficult for us. First everything became more expensive. There was no more work. The war started coming closer and closer to us, until eventually we were surrounded by fighting. My mother in law was very sick – during Ramadan it was the worst for us.
4-24 | An explosion on 20 April at the gate of the District Headquarter Hospital in Khar, Bajaur Agency injured and killed several people, leading Médecins Sans Frontières to insist that medical structures and patients be spared from violence. MSF is working in Bajaur, which borders Afghanistan, calls for respect for the safety and security of patients, health facilities, and medical staff. All actors in the area must ensure that medical activities can take place unhindered and not be targeted.
4-15 | Some 70,000 refugees from Mali are living in difficult conditions in the middle of the Mauritanian desert, with ethnic tensions in northern Mali quashing any hopes of a swift return home. A report released today by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) entitled “Stranded in the desert” calls on aid for organisations urgently to renew efforts to provide for the refugees’ basic needs.
4-11 | The registered number of refugees gathering at the Domeez camp, near the city of Dohuk in the Kurdish region of Iraq, is increasing daily. While 700 to 1,000 newcomers are registering every day, the services provided in the camp remain insufficient to cope with mounting needs. Every day up to 1,000 people cross the border between Syria and the Kurdish region of Iraq. People travel hours across rocky roads to escape from Syria.
4-11 | Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), targeted by armed groups, calls on the new government to take responsibility and restore order in the Central African Republic. Many people remain without medical care due to the evacuation of humanitarian teams.