Democratic Republic of Congo: As tens of thousands flee North Kivu conflict, an invisible crisis is brewing in South Kivu
5-31 | More than 80,000 people have arrived in South Kivu’s Minova health zone, in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), after fleeing conflict in neighbouring North Kivu province. Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has launched an emergency response with a focus on reaching people in areas where humanitarian assistance is non-existent.
11-1 | On October 28, 2021, a team of five people from Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF), travelled to the Bambu health district in Ituri province to assist isolated communities.When the team were travelling back at around 15:50, unidentified gunmen fired at the MSF vehicle for an unexplained reason, with two members of the team sustaining bullet wounds – one in the right armpit and another in their pelvis. Our two injured colleagues have since received healthcare and are in a stable condition. The entire team was later evacuated to the town of Bunia.
10-25 | This week, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) launched Ebola virus disease management activities in the Beni health zone of the Democratic Republic of Congo, supporting the efforts of the Ministry of Health. In the Butsili and Kanzulinzuli health centers, MSF’s response focuses on triage, detection, and isolation of suspected cases. Our teams, alongside those of the Ministry of Health, carry out outpatient consultations for patients of all ages admitted to the isolation unit.
7-16 | On 9 July 2021, the Republic of South Sudan marked its tenth birthday. This significant milestone is also marred by the bloody legacy of its first decade, including a five-year civil war. At this very moment, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) released a new report titled South Sudan at 10: an MSF record of the consequences of violence to give a consolidated account of MSF’s experience in South Sudan since 9 July 2011.
DRC - Boga attack: General hospital looted and burnt down, with grave consequences for local communities
6-9 | On Monday 7 June 2021, the city of Boga’s General Referral Hospital (GRH), which is supported by Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF), has been the target of a deliberate attack in the context of ongoing clashes in the city. The overall toll of the clashes so far is estimated at around twelve deaths, including ten civilians, and the hospital has been completely destroyed. Several buildings were burnt down, including the intensive care unit, and the pharmacy and medical reserves were looted.