Central African Republic: MSF calls for a ceasefire in Bangassou to allow for the deployment of urgent medical aid
5-15 | Intense fighting broke out last Saturday morning in Bangassou (Mbomou Province). Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)/Doctors Without Borders treated 69 wounded in Bangassou since the morning of 13 May. The organisation is calling on all parties to agree to a ceasefire in order to access wounded people in urgent need of life-saving medical care. “In the space of a few hours, MSF treated 21 wounded people in Bangassou hospital. Our teams are aware of further wounded elsewhere in the city who are under fire and are therefore unable to reach medical care.
5-2 | During the afternoon of 29 April, makeshift hospitals supported by the Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) were subject to outrageous breaches of respect as intense fighting erupted between armed opposition groups in the besieged Damascus suburbs of East Ghouta.
4-25 | Stuck between two mountains, Haydan is a remote village, lost in time. Some houses have the air of medieval fortresses; at their arrowslits, curious faces occasionally appear. Following the road leading into the village, which alternates between faded tarmac and dirt track, one imagines a place conducive to meditation, where telephone reception is random and the internet is only a concept.
4-21 | My name is Gatkuoth. I am 31 years old. I am a Community Health Worker for MSF. I am from Payak in Leer County, South Sudan. I was in Bentiu in 2014 when war erupted. I went back to Payak, where we had a tea shop. Although armed men were shooting, we did not need to run from their vehicles in Payak for a long time. There was a lot of water and mud on the roads, so vehicles did not come that way. We would just lie down when there was gunfire.
Northeast Nigeria: Population movements and forced displacement continue into remote areas where people rely on aid to survive
4-19 | Violence and insecurity continue to force people from their homes in northeast Nigeria, where new waves of displaced are arriving in remote towns of Borno State. Nigerian refugees are also being forcibly returned from Cameroon, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)/Doctors Without Borders says today. Over 11,300 people have arrived in Pulka, close to the Cameroonian border, since January, and this has brought the total population of the town to more than 42,000.