2-20 | In a pink room decorated with white flowers at Médecins Sans Frontières’ (MSF) Kutupalong field hospital in Bangladesh, a woman lies curled around her sleeping child. Next to her, a young mother cradles a baby whilst her other daughter plays with a balloon. Rows of beds stretch in either direction, mothers and children sitting or lying quietly in every one. It could be a peaceful scene, except for the intravenous lines snaking up from each child’s arm to a saline drip.
8-16 | What does it take to get essential humanitarian aid to the people who need it?Médecins Sans Frontières, also known as Doctors Without Borders, is an international humanitarian organization that operates in all corners of the globe in countless different contexts. We respond to both widely-known and unseen emergencies in situations of conflict, natural disasters, or disease outbreaks. Every response is unique but most of our interventions have a few crucial ingredients in common.
8-1 | As the worst Ebola outbreak in DRC’s history approaches its second year, the number of new Ebola cases recorded each week is hovering near its highest levels since the beginning of the epidemic. In July, between 80 and 100 people were diagnosed with the disease every week. The outbreak is also continuing to spread geographically.
7-18 | WHO today declared the Ebola virus disease outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). MSF International President, Joanne Liu said, “The signs are clear: people are still dying in the communities, health workers are still infected, and transmission is still going on.
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.