1-7 | The international emergency medical humanitarian organisation, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has provided specialized care to 33 women raped on New Year’s Day in Fizi, South Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo.
12-13 | Médecins Sans Frontières(MSF) is currently carrying out several mass immunization campaigns to increase measles vaccination coverage in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) after health authorities declared a number of measles epidemics. Medical teams have treated hundreds of measles cases.Measles is a highly contagious viral infection which can spread quickly and can have deadly consequences for vulnerable populations. The DRC is one of the countries where the disease persists despite its successful control elsewhere in the world.
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.