4-11 | Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), targeted by armed groups, calls on the new government to take responsibility and restore order in the Central African Republic. Many people remain without medical care due to the evacuation of humanitarian teams.
Mali: All parties to conflict must respect the status of civilians and allow unrestricted access to health care
4-5 | Following deadly clashes in Timbuktu, Mali on March 30-31, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams working in the city’s hospital treated 21 wounded people, including 11 civilians, two of whom died. Sporadic clashes between soldiers and armed groups prevent residents from traveling within Timbuktu, and people have reportedly died from their injuries because of their inability to reach health facilities due to the fighting. MSF calls on all warring parties to respect civilian populations and to facilitate access to medical facilities.
3-28 | Tribal clashes over the ownership of a gold mine have already forced nearly 100,000 people from their homes in the Jebel Amir region of Sudan’s North Darfur this year. A decade has passed since the Darfur conflict began, and there are still dire medical needs in the region. Despite efforts to provide medical humanitarian aid to people of Darfur, there is still more work to do, says Fernando Medina, MSF’s coordinator in Sudan.What is the situation in Jebel Amir now?
3-18 | MSF relief workers are only human, and at times our doctors and nurses find it extremely emotionally draining to serve in conflict settings. Dr. Eva remembers: “It had been a really tough 3 weeks, full of difficult, critical patients… We had a mass casualty incident with a bomb blast in town, and I had lost a patient recently – a child of just 7-9 years old. We do lose a lot of children here because they are too sick to be saved, and whilst I was continuing in my job, I was not feeling great.”