1-14 | At least 20 people were killed and 99 were injured when warplanes bombed a market in Azaz, northern Syria on 13 January, according to Médecins Sans Frontières. Twenty of the wounded, all of them civilians, were treated in an MSF medical facility.The attack on the market in Azaz, near the Turkish border, was particularly devastating as it came just two weeks after airstrikes hit the city’s health facilities, making it almost impossible for medical staff to cope with an emergency on this scale.
1-10 | In the north of Syria’s Idlib province, civilians are being made victims of a terror strategy carried out through intense and indiscriminate bombing, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today.
1-3 | MSF has had to drastically reduce its medical activities in Bangui airport, following two days of shooting close to MSF’s clinic at the airport which has resulted in two young children being killed and 40 wounded arriving at MSF’s clinic . MSF is now operating at the airport camp with a reduced emergency team, treating only the most severe cases and providing emergency referrals to other structures.
12-26 | Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is deeply concerned about the medical consequences following the recent public statements from Kenyan authorities exhorting thousands of Somali refugees in Kenya to leave urban areas and go to remote and already saturated camps. The organisation says that any potential influx of new arrivals will put further pressure on the existing precarious situation. In the Dadaab refugee camps, in northern Kenya, the rainy season is increasing the risk of disease and epidemics among an already extremely vulnerable population.
11-5 | Scale up in provision of medical care urgently neededAs Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) medical teams work to reach communities affected by the violence in Rakhine State they face ongoing antagonism generated by deep ethnic divisions. In addition thousands of patients benefiting from longer-term primary health care programmes are cut off from medical services as many of MSF’s activities have been suspended since June.