A new wave of violence causes death and trauma for people living in North Kivu Province, eastern DR Congo
9-10 | A violent attack by men armed with hammers, and the burning of a village of internally displaced people are two in a series of violent events suffered by people living in the Kivu Provinces of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo recently. The number of gunshot and rape victims being treated by medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in its hospital in Mweso, North Kivu, has also risen in August, leading to heightened concern about the levels of violence suffered by people living in the conflict affected area.
9-3 | Thousands of people have been forced to flee their villages in the Shabunda area of South Kivu, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), due to heavy clashes between the Congolese army (FARDC) and various armed groups. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is responding to the urgent needs of the displaced people in this isolated area by providing emergency medical care as well as treatment for cholera patients.
7-6 | Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is supporting the hospital in Uvira, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), after a fuel tanker crashed and exploded in the nearby village of Sange late last week. The crash killed up to 242 people and left countless people injured. Over the weekend 43 people with severe burns have been admitted to Uvira General Hospital. Three more people with severe burns have been transferred today from Sange to Uvira.
DRC: Armed Congolese soldiers enter MSF hospital in Hauts Plateaux, South Kivu, and remove wounded patients
3-17 | MSF demands that all parties to the conflict respect medical structures
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.