2-28 | Insecurity in the north of Central African Republic (CAR) has caused thousands of people to flee their homes.“Villages have been violently destroyed and looted, including some health centres,” says Pablo MARCO, head of mission for Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in CAR.
2-21 | In southern Yemen, where political tensions and clashes continue, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is continuously adapting its activities to ensure access to healthcare for wounded people and life-threatening cases.The organisation is involved in two emergency care facilities, organizes the transfer of injured people to Aden, and provides primary care and hospitalization for the population in parts of Aden, Abyan and Lahj governorates.
South Sudan: Even running away is not enough - Latest attacks in Jonglei, perpetuate a pattern of extreme violence
1-24 | In the State of Jonglei in South Sudan, civilians continue to bear the brunt of inter-communal fighting. Wounded patients are still arriving at the Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) hospital in Pibor, three weeks after the violent attack on the town and outlying villages in Pibor County. Many were injured in the bush, where thousands have remained, afraid to come out of hiding. MSF medical teams are now treating serious wound infections, some several weeks old.
11-30 | Cholera has spread across all districts of Cameroon’s economic capital, Douala, home to 2.1 million people. The cholera epidemic was officially declared 14 months ago, in September 2010, and has peaked and troughed a number of times since then. In March/April, during the 'short rainy season', cholera peaked with an average of 120 cases per week. The number of cases had been increasing steadily since September, during the rainy season, with more than 400 cases per week by mid-October.
9-20 | Up to sixteen civilians have been killed during an attack on Zriglo, a village in Southwest Ivory Coast just south of the town of Taï, late last week. Up to 50 houses have been burned and most of the population fled into the forests.