Urgent humanitarian response needed to unprecedented crises in northeast Democratic Republic of Congo
6-27 | Multiple humanitarian crises are unfolding in Ituri province, northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, and hundreds of thousands of people are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance, according to Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). The recent upsurge in violence across the regions of Djugu, Mahagi and Irumu have forced thousands to flee their homes.
1-17 | Médecins Sans Frontières nurse Isa Sadiq Bwala is just back from Rann, in northeastern Nigeria, where he went to assess people’s medical needs after the 14 January attack on the town. Most of Rann’s residents have sought safety in Bodo, Cameroon, where an MSF team is providing them with medical care. “What struck me when we arrived was the silence.
12-20 | Since late 2014, the region of Diffa in southern Niger has been caught in armed conflict. Two-hundred and fifty-thousand people have been forced out of their homes, two thirds of them children. Fighting, flight and loss have had a devastating impact on their lives. Halisa, Mohammed, Asan, Aïcha, Mariam and Issa are among the children directly affected by harrowing violence. They have all participated in the mental health programme that MSF runs in Diffa to assist the victims.
Speech by Dr. Joanne Liu, International President, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) at the Intergovernmental Conference on Global Migration Compact
12-12 | Speech by Dr.