2-14 | Afghanistan On 26 January, a bomb blasted in the northern Kunduz province, MSF received 22 patients in its surgical hospital. Apart from Kunduz, MSF also works in Helmand and Khost provinces.The Democratic Republic of Congo From 26 December 2012 to 19 January 2013, MSF teams vaccinated 65,082 children, aged 6 months to 15 years, against measles in the region of Bunyakiri in South Kivu.
2-7 | Greater protection needed for vulnerable communities and threatened staff – MSF Eight months since deadly communal clashes first broke out in Rakhine state, Myanmar - tens of thousands of people are still unable to access urgently needed medical care. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) calls on government authorities and community leaders to ensure that all people of Rakhine can live without fear of violence, abuse and harassment, and that humanitarian organisations can assist those most in need.
12-26 | Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is deeply concerned about the medical consequences following the recent public statements from Kenyan authorities exhorting thousands of Somali refugees in Kenya to leave urban areas and go to remote and already saturated camps. The organisation says that any potential influx of new arrivals will put further pressure on the existing precarious situation. In the Dadaab refugee camps, in northern Kenya, the rainy season is increasing the risk of disease and epidemics among an already extremely vulnerable population.
11-5 | Scale up in provision of medical care urgently neededAs Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) medical teams work to reach communities affected by the violence in Rakhine State they face ongoing antagonism generated by deep ethnic divisions. In addition thousands of patients benefiting from longer-term primary health care programmes are cut off from medical services as many of MSF’s activities have been suspended since June.
10-19 | More than 170,000 refugees have crossed from South Kordofan and Blue Nile states in Sudan and are gathered in five camps in remote and inaccessible areas of South Sudan. Many of the refugees arrived in a very weak condition after weeks of walking, and the health situation in the camps has varied from bad to disastrous over the past months.