5-17 | The Ebola outbreak continues in the Equateur province, with one new laboratory-confirmed case from the city of Mbandaka, which has a population of more than a million and is a busy port city located on the Congo River. This new case is linked with the epicentre of the epidemic, the east of Lake Tumba. Since the beginning of the epidemic, 44 overall people who have presented symptoms of haemorrhagic fever, 3 confirmed as Ebola, and 23 deaths have been notified by the national health authorities in the region.
4-17 | MSF has opened a new hospital at the heart of vast Kutupalong-Balukhali camp providing refuge to some 700,000 Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. Not hard to find, as it is on one of the many hills that form the landscape of Cox’s Bazar, its name says it all: “the hospital on the hill”. Construction began at the beginning of February and, with no time to waste, lasted just two months.
4-6 | Recent violence in Ituri Province, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), has displaced over 300,000 people from their homes, and awakened memories of the conflict that affected the region in the early 2000s. Houses have been burnt, around 200 people have been killed and scores of others wounded. The displaced are living in informal sites, with host families or are sheltering in churches and schools.
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.
5-16 | In a report released lately, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) denounces the humanitarian crisis that is affecting people forced to flee Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador. Central Americans forced to flee devastating violence in Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador are being re-victimised along the migration route to the United States and Mexico, according to a report released by MSF.