1-5 | In the eastern Ukrainian village of Opytne people are living without access to healthcare or essential medications. The frontline village lies in Ukrainian government-controlled territory, opposite the destroyed Donetsk Airport now in the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic. Without transportation and isolated by poor weather, these mostly elderly villagers have no choice but to live with the constant stress of the conflict in the region.
12-14 | Surveys conducted by MSF in refugee settlement camps in Bangladesh estimate that at least 9,000 Rohingya died in Myanmar, in Rakhine state, between 25 August and 24 September.
12-6 | A week of heavy violence, coupled with a crippling blockade preventing vital supplies into the country, shows new levels of disregard by warring parties for the civilian population, medical facilities and patients, says Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF). Heavy street fighting and renewed airstrikes since 29 November have paralysed Sana’a, with civilians trapped in their homes for several days, and have left the injured without safe access to medical assistance.
12-4 | During the early morning of 4th December, several armed men broke into Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) compound in Mweso, in Masisi territory, North Kivu Province, Democratic Republic of Congo. They subjected the staff to violence and threats of kidnapping, before robbing the compound of money and equipment. “MSF strongly condemns this new attack and the violence that accompanied it.
11-27 | MSF calls for respect for healthcare and an urgent resupply of medical essentials In the besieged East Ghouta enclave near Damascus, intense bombing and shelling is resulting in huge numbers of wounded and is creating a disaster for patients in need of medical treatment, says Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF). From 14 to 26 November, five MSF-supported field hospitals in East Ghouta have responded to 24 mass casualty influxes.