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“Unacceptable” detention of MSF medical team in Khartoum

The nine staff members were held overnight in a Khartoum police station and questioned about the organisation’s medical activities

The Sudanese authorities detained nine of our Doctors Without Borders (MSF) staff members in Khartoum on the evening of 24 January and released them the following morning.  At the time of their detention, our team was returning to the MSF office from the hospital where they had been working that…

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DRC: As long-simmering conflict escalates, MSF scales up response in Northeastern Ituri

This new escalation has pushed vulnerable people already displaced by the conflict to the brink

Since 2017, the Djugu territory of Ituri province in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been convulsed by conflict. In November 2021, rising community tensions resulted in four attacks of unprecedented violence in Tché, Drodro, Paroisse, Luko, and Ivo.  This new escalation has pushed vulnerable people already displaced by the conflict…

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Thousands of people in precarious conditions as violence set to repeat in Ituri

Clashes between armed groups have led to the massive displacement of people, including health workers who are no longer at their patients’ bedside

Overwhelming violence has tormented people in Djugu’s territory, Ituri’s province, north-east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) since 2017, as community tensions have sparked the resurgence of an armed conflict.   Four consecutive attacks of unprecedented violence hit the sites of Tché, Drodro, Paroisse, Luko and Ivo, between 12 and 28…

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Surviving flooding in South Sudan: “We are suffering a lot”

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) runs a hospital in the Bentiu camp for internally displaced people

Over 835,000 people have been affected by the worst floods in decades in South Sudan. Nyatuak Koang is one of them. She was displaced by the flooding in Unity state, and now lives in a makeshift camp in Rubkona town with her five children. Every day she walks through the submerged part…

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South Sudan: hundreds of thousands still living in precarious conditions months after floods

Eight months on since flooding began, people in Unity State, northern South Sudan, continue to suffer, stuck in poor living conditions and at risk of outbreaks of infectious and waterborne diseases

When the floodwater levels started rising in her village, 21-year-old Nyabeel* and her husband were torn about what to do. Leaving their land, which they relied on for food, was a tough decision. “We spent three days moving. It was challenging, with four children and a herd of goats,” she…

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Sudan: MSF hands over medical activities in Al-Hashaba transit camp

MSF remains committed to the people in the region, and continues to work in Um Rakuba and Al-Tanideba refugee camps

End of December 2021, the international emergency medical organisation, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), has handed over its remaining medical activities in Al-Hashaba transit camp (also known as Village 8) in Gedaref state, Sudan, to Première Urgence Internationale. Al-Hashaba transit camp, close to the border of Ethiopia, hosts thousands of refugees…

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Niger: MSF scales up operations to care for growing numbers of sick and malnourished children in the Maradi region

In 2021, nearly 30,000 children were admitted to the four hospitals MSF supported across the Maradi region

In 2021, the health facilities that Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) assists in Niger cared for exceptionally high numbers of malnourished children. In response to the crisis, MSF opened emergency medical-nutritional programs in several districts in the Maradi region and across the border in Katsina State, Nigeria, where many of the young patients came…

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Tens of thousands of people flee Cameroon as violence spreads

There are now around 100,000 people, the vast majority of whom are women and children, living in around 20 informal sites

Over the past few weeks thousands of people from Cameroon have crossed the Logone and Chari rivers to find refuge in Chad due to ongoing violence. There are now around 100,000 people, the vast majority of whom are women and children, living in around 20 informal sites. We are mobilising teams in response, to…

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MSF Clarifies Incident in Transporting wounded patient in South-West Cameroon

MSF treats people based on medical need, regardless of their background or affiliations

On Saturday, 25 December, the emergency call centre of the humanitarian medical organisation Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) received a call related to a wounded person in need of urgent assistance in the Tinto health area. One of our ambulances managed to pick the patient up the next morning…

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Sudan: MSF leaves lasting legacy of a hospital for the community in White Nile state

This month, MSF is handing over its medical activities in White Nile state, including Al-Kashafa hospital, to the Sudanese Ministry of Health

Since 2013, Sudan’s White Nile state has hosted tens of thousands of refugees fleeing conflict in South Sudan’s Upper Nile state. For the past seven years, international medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Border (MSF) has provided the refugees and local communities with medical care. This month MSF teams hand over their medical activities…