8-9 | Some 10,000 people are sheltering in the grounds of Batangafo hospital more than 10 days after violence broke out between rival groups in this northern Central African Republic (CAR) city, according to Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF). With clashes taking place between members of the former Seleka coalition and so called self-defence groups, Batangafo has once again been plunged into chaos, with a wave of killings and lootings.
8-1 | Médecins Sans Frontières formally informed the Italian Ministry of the Interior on Monday (31 July) that it would not be signing the Code of Conduct for NGOs operating rescue ships on the Mediterranean. “Although we are unable to sign this code of conduct in its current form, MSF already respects several provisions that are not within the remit of our core concerns, including financial transparency,” said Annemarie Loof, Operations Manager.
7-17 | The merciless killing of a baby in a Hospital in Zemio, Central African Republic (CAR), where Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) runs a project, points to the extreme brutality against civilians in the escalating conflict, as the number of safe spaces dwindles. On Tuesday 11 July, two armed men arrived at Zemio hospital where around 7,000 internally displaced people had sought refuge in the past two weeks following an escalation in fighting in the south-eastern region of CAR. The men threatened a family at the Hosp
7-10 | Yemen has been in wars for years. A large number of people are being displaced by conflicts. With more than 376,000 displaced people among an estimated population of two million, Hajjah hosts more displaced people than any other Yemeni governorate. About a quarter of these are sheltering in Abs district, often living in remote areas without basic services so as to lessen the chance of being targeted by airstrikes or other types of violence associated with the conflict. However, Abs is now one of the areas in Yemen worst affected by cholera outbreak.
7-10 | An urgent scale-up of aid is needed in the northern district of Abs, the area worst affected by Yemen’s cholera outbreak, according to Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF). The disease is spread by contaminated water, so water and sanitation activities are particularly vital to tackle the problem at source, says MSF. “In Abs district, our teams are seeing an extremely poor sanitation situation and insufficient access to clean drinking water,” says Gabriel Sánchez, MSF programme manager for Yemen.