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On the ground in Mozambique: “The first thing you see is destruction”

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams are responding to the cyclone in Mozambique, Malawi, and Zimbabwe

Teams with the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) are responding to the devastating floods in southern Africa following Cyclone Idai, which hit the region late last week. The first MSF emergency team arrived yesterday in Beira, Mozambique, a port city of half a million people…

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MSF Responds to Cyclone Idai

Cyclone Idai hit a number of countries in southern Africa—including Malawi, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe—late last week

Teams with the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) are responding to the damage and devastating flooding caused when Cyclone Idai hit a number of countries in southern Africa—including Malawi, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe—late last week. In addition to assessing the damage, teams are working to access…

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DRC: Ebola response failing to gain the upper hand on the epidemic

The Ebola response must take a new turn

Seven months into the largest ever Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the Ebola response is failing to bring the epidemic under control in a climate of deepening community mistrust, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said at a press conference in Geneva today. Since the beginning of…

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DR Congo: Ebola Treatment Centre under attack

DRC’s Minister of Health will arrive in Butembo to assess how to look after Ebola patients in Butembo and Katwa in light of the attacks

An Ebola Treatment Centre (ETC) run by Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and the Ministry of Health was attacked yesterday, Wednesday, 27 February 2019 at around 18h00 in the city of Butembo, in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Nord Kivu province. The assailants set some of the compound’s facilities – as…

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South Sudan: one year of MSF’s intervention, about 1,000 former child soldiers demobilized in Yambio

It is very gratifying to see former child soldiers being integrated back into their communities

Former child soldiers from the armed conflict in South Sudan are being helped to reintegrate into society by a team from Doctors Without Borders (MSF). Mental health activity manager Silvia Márquez describes the project, which is a first for MSF. “All across South Sudan, children have been used as soldiers.…

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North Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC): Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Ebola centre not functional after violent attack

Ebola response at risk of failing without gaining acceptance of communities

Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has suspended activities in an Ebola Treatment Centre in Katwa, North Kivu, the international medical organization announced today. This comes after a violent attack on 24 February when the facility was partially burnt down. At 10 pm on 24 February, unidentified assailants attacked the…

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New Doctors Without Borders (MSF) report investigates acute violence and lack of protection suffered by civilians in Central African Republic

MSF’s report describes the events of November 2018, the consequences of the events, and the lack of protection afforded to civilians

For six years the people of Central African Republic (CAR) have had little respite from conflict. The horrific consequences of the ongoing violence have been witnessed by teams from international medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF). In recent months, armed groups have deliberately targeted civilians in towns such…

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“Nothing to drink and nowhere to sleep” – Tens of thousands flee northeast Nigeria for Cameroon

Over the past two weeks, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) medical staff have provided more than 400 consultations

More than 35,000 Nigerians have crossed into Cameroon in recent weeks following an upsurge in violence around the northeast Nigerian town of Rann. Having arrived in the village of Goura in Cameroon’s far northwest, they are in urgent need of food, shelter and water, warns international medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF),…

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Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC): MSF starts enrolling patients in clinical trial of potential Ebola treatments

The trial originally began in November in another treatment centre in the region and Doctors Without Borders (MSF) facilities are now in a position to contribute to providing valuable information on these developmental products

The Ebola Treatment Centres operated by Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in Katwa and Butembo, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, are participating in a randomized controlled trial (RCT) of four potential Ebola-treatments in North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The trial originally began in November in another treatment…

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Burkina Faso: Thousands of people fleeing violence need help

The escalation of violence in the North Centre and Sahel regions of Burkina Faso has caused dozens of deaths and the internal displacement of thousands

Since the beginning of 2019, the escalation of violence in the North Centre and Sahel regions of Burkina Faso has caused dozens of deaths and the internal displacement of thousands. They need help urgently. « Our homes have been burnt » Machetes, guns, the smoke of burning houses. These are the last…