Greece: Increasing suicide attempts and self-harming among child refugees trapped in Moria camp, Lesvos
9-17 | MSF calls for emergency evacuation of vulnerable people to other EU Member StatesDoctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is witnessing an unprecedented health and mental health emergency amongst the men, women and especially children kept in Moria camp, on Lesvos, Greece. MSF is calling for the emergency evacuation of all vulnerable people, especially children, to safe accommodation on the Greek mainland and within the European Union.
9-9 | Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has treated 65 patients confirmed to be suffering from Ebola in its first month of intervention in North Kivu. This is more than 80% 1 of the total number of confirmed patients hospitalized in Ebola Treatment Centres so far this epidemic. Of the patients confirmed Ebola positive in Mangina Ebola Treatment Centre, 29 have recovered and returned to their families whilst three patients remain under treatment. “We are at a crucial point in the epidemic” said Berangère Guais, MSF’s Emergency Coordinator in Beni.
8-16 | Taking a new step in its response to the current Ebola outbreak in North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) opened a treatment centre on Tuesday 14 August in Mangina, a small town considered to be the epicentre of the outbreak. All patients from the isolation unit where MSF was working to improve biosafety have been transferred to the twelve tents of the new Ebola treatment centre.
5-31 | Since the end of April, the conflict-ravaged counties of Leer and Mayendit, in South Sudan’s north, have once again been wracked by violence. Thousands of people are caught between the frontlines of the fighting, and health facilities have been attacked. The high level of violence prevents many people from reaching basic services, including healthcare, says Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors without Borders (MSF). Women, men and children in Leer and Mayendit counties are enduring extreme levels of violence, including gang rapes and mass killings.
5-30 | Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) 1yesterday （28 May） started vaccinating Ebola frontline workers in Bikoro, Equateur Province, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where the organisation has been working with the Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization (WHO) over the past few weeks. This trial vaccination will also be offered to contacts of patients. The Ebola vaccine (rVSVDG-ZEBOV-GP) is being used as part of the overall strategy to control the Ebola outbreak.