12-5 | Since early this morning there have been violent clashes, shooting and explosions in a number of areas of Bangui, capital of the Central African Republic (CAR). Armed groups have launched an offensive on the city. The ex-Seleka forces have retaliated.
11-28 | Four in five refugees in the camps at Dadaab do not want to return to Somalia given the current climate of insecurity, finds an MSF assessment An agreement to begin the voluntary repatriation of Somalis from Kenya could potentially be a positive step, but must not happen at the expense of providing aid to refugees, says the international medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders. The agreement, signed on 10 November by the UN, Kenya and Somalia, outlines
11-25 | In Sofia and Harmanli (in Haskovo province) Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams have witnessed appalling conditions in reception centres and a disastrous lack of medical assistance for the refugees. As a matter or urgency, MSF has started medical activities and distributions of relief items in three reception centres in the Bulgarian capital and in the south-east of the country.
Political will shown to work for chemical weapons access in Syria – same now needed urgently for humanitarian aid.
10-14 | The massive political mobilisation seen around the issue of chemical weapons in Syria, reemphasised by the award last Friday of the Nobel Peace Prize to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), must immediately be applied to humanitarian access, the aid organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today. Many areas of Syria remain entirely under siege, sealed-off from life-saving humanitarian assistance, either because access is blocked by the Damascus authorities or due to the intensit
10-9 | As a delegation of European and Italian leaders visits the Sicilian island of Lampedusa to honour all those who tragically lost their lives trying to reach the European coast, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) calls on members of the European Union to recognise the human cost of their repressive migration policies. “EU member states can no longer ignore the human cost of their policies,” said Freya RADDI, MSF coordinator of operations.