3-11 | Tens of thousands of refugee families on the banks of the Ubangi River in the Republic of Congo and Central African Republic (CAR) are facing extreme shortages of food, shelter and healthcare. The refugees fled violence which erupted in Equateur province in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo end of 2009. Since then, more than 100,000 refugees have arrived on the banks of the Ubangi, including more than 11,000 new refugees in the past several weeks. MSF is providing healthcare assistance at more than 20 locations along the river.
11-26 | Nizeiyman’s storyNizeiyman, 21 years old, fled to the outskirts of Kitchanga in North Kivu Province when his village came under attack. He has joined the group of woodcutters in Mungoti camp for displaced people. They have pooled their resources to buy some basic woodcutting equipment. By selling planks they earn just enough to supplement the food handouts from aid organisations and provide themselves with a sense of independence.
11-25 | An epidemic of measles is currently raging in the Miandgja, Ngomashi and Lwibo districts in the Masisi region, in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. There are hundreds of thousands of children living in these areas who have not been immunised against measles. MSF has therefore launched a large-scale emergency vaccination campaign and has also treated 130 children who have contracted measles.
11-11 | Seven Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) vaccination sites, where thousands of civilians had gathered, came under fire during attacks by the Congolese army against the Forces Démocratiques de Libération du Rwanda (FDLR) in North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). MSF denounces this clearly unacceptable abuse of humanitarian aid for military purposes.