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South Africa: Survivors of severe flash floods are in urgent need of water, aid

Shelter residents are in great need of medical attention as the risk of both waterborne and airborne diseases is high

The sun has shone almost every day since flash floods tore through the most populous urban areas of KwaZulu-Natal province in South Africa on April 11, but for many people the suffering continues. Large parts of the eThekwini municipality around the coastal city of Durban remain without water and sanitation…

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Humanitarian assistance must increase for displaced people in Twic County

In the six locations in Twic County where MSF is currently responding, there are around 33,000 displaced people, the majority of whom are women and young children

Tens of thousands of people have fled to Twic County, South Sudan where they have settled in displacement sites which lack basic necessities; The humanitarian needs of these people will continue to grow as the rainy season approaches; MSF calls on the humanitarian community in South Sudan to increase their…

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South Sudan: MSF staff member among dozens killed in renewed violence in Leer

MSF’s clinic in Leer has remained one of the few fully functioning health care facilities in the entire county

The latest violence that erupted in Leer County in South Sudan earlier this month has resulted in the deaths of dozens of civilians, including a Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) staff member. Indiscriminate attacks by armed groups also continue to impede people’s access to vital medical services—exacerbating an already dire humanitarian…

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MSF suspends medical activities in South-West Cameroon over ongoing staff detention

They are being investigated for complicity with secessionism simply for carrying out their medical duties

MSF has suspended all medical activities in South-West region of Cameroon. The suspension comes as we work to secure the release of four of our colleagues, unjustly detained since December 2021 and January 2022. MSF remains open to dialogue with authorities and urges for the immediate release of all of…

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Coronavirus - Uganda: MSF helps vaccinate quarter of a million over-50s against COVID-19

MSF has been supporting the COVID-19 response in Kasese, Arua and Entebbe

Eighty per cent of over-50s in Uganda’s Kasese district have now received two doses of COVID-19 vaccine thanks to a Ministry of Health vaccination campaign supported by teams from Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF). A total of 252,000 people across the province were vaccinated between December 2021 and February…

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Violence and sense of impunity force stop to lifesaving care

The halt in Nizi and Bambu, Ituri province, comes four months after MSF vehicles were attacked, leaving two staff badly wounded

High levels of violence and a sense of impunity from warring parties have forced MSF to close projects in parts of northeastern DRC; The halt in Nizi and Bambu, Ituri province, comes four months after MSF vehicles were attacked, leaving two staff badly wounded; The lack of guarantees from warring…

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Place to safely disembark urgently needed for 111 people rescued from the Mediterranean Sea

Malta and Italy have denied MSF’s requests

The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is requesting a place of safety to disembark 111 survivors—including 52 minors, the youngest of whom is four months old—on board the Geo Barents who were rescued from the Mediterranean Sea on March 5 and 6. Malta and Italy have denied…

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Airstrike kills 12 people including children in south Niger

MSF teams treated severely injured children, including infants, at the hospital in Madarounfa after the airstrike

An airstrike in southern Niger has reportedly killed 12 people in total, including four children. MSF teams treated severely injured children, including infants, at the hospital in Madarounfa after the airstrike. On Friday afternoon, 18 February, an airstrike hit a small village in the Madarounfa district of southern Niger, killing at…

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MSF staff member killed in intercommunal violence in Agok

MSF has been forced to temporarily suspend operations at the hospital, with the 24 patients that were receiving medical treatment transferred to a hospital in Abyei

It is with great sadness that Doctors Without Borders (MSF) confirms the death of David Deng Aleu, a South Sudanese nurse that worked in the MSF hospital in Agok. David was killed inside his home on Thursday 10 February when intercommunal fighting broke out in Agok, a town 38km south…

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International Epilepsy Day in Liberia: Overcoming stigma, accessing treatment

Epilepsy is the world’s most common chronic neurological disorder, affecting an estimated 50 million people, according to the World Health Organization

People with epilepsy face many challenges in low-resource countries such as Liberia, where the disease often remains undiagnosed, untreated and misunderstood. Epilepsy is a chronic disease of the brain characterized by recurrent seizures, which can vary from brief involuntary movements to severe convulsions. Seizures can be debilitating and dangerous for…