MSF worldwide work highlight (7/10-21/10)
Oct 23, 2013
Democratic Republic of Congo
MSF has limited its medical activities in and around Mweso hospital in Dr Congo’s North Kivu province after a succession of incidents where staff was intimidated, patients threatened. MSF team is providing lifesaving activities in the hospital. Direct support and supervision to five health centers in the surrounding area, as well as two other clinics run by MSF offering specialist medical services and counseling to survivors of sexual violence have been suspended.
MSF began general medical activities in northern Iraq in Domeez refugee camp in May 2012. Since July 2012, a team of trained psychologists and counsellors has been providing individual, family and group sessions. Since the program began, MSF has conducted 2620 consultations.
MSF teams currently provide technical support for the control of infectious diseases in a number of migrant detention centres in Rome and Sicily in Italy. In Ragusa (Sicily), MSF supports the Italian health authorities by providing medical consultations to migrant, asylum seekers and refugees in local health centres. MSF teams are currently working around the clock to cope with a large influx of migrants in the Sicilian port of Pozzallo.
In Greece, MSF is working in the north of the country to provide medical and psychological care to migrants, refugees and asylum seekers in police border stations and detention centers.
In Morocco, Malta and France, MSF teams have been providing medical and psychological support to migrants for the past 10 years.
Central African Republic
Tens of thousands of people have fled in a new wave of attacks and ruthless killings by armed groups and Government forces in north-western Central African Republic,MSF is one of the few aid organisations working in conflict affected areas in the country, providing health care including surgery, water and sanitation, and nutritional support.