Mali: All parties to conflict must respect the status of civilians and allow unrestricted access to health care
4-5 | Following deadly clashes in Timbuktu, Mali on March 30-31, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams working in the city’s hospital treated 21 wounded people, including 11 civilians, two of whom died. Sporadic clashes between soldiers and armed groups prevent residents from traveling within Timbuktu, and people have reportedly died from their injuries because of their inability to reach health facilities due to the fighting. MSF calls on all warring parties to respect civilian populations and to facilitate access to medical facilities.
3-28 | Tribal clashes over the ownership of a gold mine have already forced nearly 100,000 people from their homes in the Jebel Amir region of Sudan’s North Darfur this year. A decade has passed since the Darfur conflict began, and there are still dire medical needs in the region. Despite efforts to provide medical humanitarian aid to people of Darfur, there is still more work to do, says Fernando Medina, MSF’s coordinator in Sudan.What is the situation in Jebel Amir now?
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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.