9-10 | Following a major explosion in the capital of Kunduz province in northern Afghanistan on the afternoon of 10 September, 37 people were received at the surgical hospital run by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). Thirteen had such severe wounds that they were dead on arrival.“The explosion was close to the hospital, and the patients arrived within minutes,” said Anna HALFORD, MSF’s field coordinator in Kunduz. “Handling such incidents is a race against time.”
7-11 | Fighting resumed in early July in the region of Rutshuru, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), after a brief lull. Rebels of the March 23, 2009 movement (M23) advanced towards the towns of Jomba Chengerero, Rwanguba and Bunagana until they took control of Rutshuru and Kiwanja on Sunday, July 8.
6-15 | MSF Increases Treatment Capacity in Taï and Duékoué Following new attacks earlier last week near Taï, at the Liberian border, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has strengthened its treatment capacity in Taï and Duékoué hospitals in preparation for a possible influx of wounded patients. Health-care workers and a portion of the population have already fled the fighting in the area south of Taï, leaving critical gaps in access to medical care.
6-12 | Following escalating violence in Rakhine state, MSF has temporarily suspended activities and reduced staff in Rakhine state. Suspension of activities means the disruption of life-saving primary health-care, including the provision of urgent anti-retroviral treatment to HIV positive patients. MSF is concerned about the safety of all its patients and staff, and hopes to resume medical activities as soon as possible in order to avoid unnecessary lives being lost.
6-5 | “Many of our patients are children affected by violent incidents and army incursions”