12-1 | The number of cholera cases is rising at an alarming rate in the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince, and in several departments (administrative areas) of the country, warns the medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), calling for an immediate intensification of the response to the outbreak.
11-9 | Tens of thousands of people have sought safety in informal camps at Kanyaruchinya and the surrounding areas, ten kilometres north of Goma. They have fled the renewed fighting between the March 23 movement (M23) and the Congolese army in the region of Rutshuru. An urgent response from humanitarian actors is required to meet the huge needs of these people.
11-8 | The deaths of two boys while awaiting approval for emergency medical care are just two of many tragic cases featured in a new report by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) that lays bare the cruelty of the long-term detainment of more than 50,000 people, the majority of whom are children, in Al-Hol, northeast Syria. Their stories, and others, have been documented in “Between two fires: danger and desperation in Syria’s Al-Hol camp”.
11-5 | Huge numbers of people have suffered severe injuries during the war in Ukraine and face a serious risk of major long-term consequences due to a lack of rehabilitation skills and capacity in the healthcare system. Without adequate, early post-surgical treatment, their recovery may remain incomplete or take much longer than necessary, affecting their lives and weighing on an overburdened system.
10-31 | People in Haiti are today living in dire conditions and are confronted daily with an appalling health and humanitarian situation, which continues to deteriorate, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) warned today. Faced with an explosion of violence and a fuel shortage, people are struggling to access clean water and healthcare. In addition, over the last two weeks, the country has seen a resurgence of cholera, having been declared cholera-free for over three years.