Measles

Measles is once again on the rise in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The recent upsurge in cases – more than 13,000 since January 1st – is a major source of concern for MSF. Between 2018 and 2020, the worst measles epidemic ever recorded in DRC tore through the country. In just two years,...
Yayai Logain with her children in MSF’s clinic in Pibor town. Two of Yayai’s children have measles. MSF has treated over 250 children for measles since admitting its first suspected case on 18 August 2020. ©MSF/Andreea Campeanu Two months into a measles outbreak in Pibor town in the Greater Pibor...
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is deeply concerned about the impact of ongoing severe flooding in Greater Pibor, South Sudan, which has displaced thousands of people and worsened an already devastating humanitarian emergency. MSF is urging organisations in the area to scale up their response to...
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has been felt in every one of MSF’s approximately 450 projects in more than 70 countries. Since the beginning of the pandemic, MSF has had two main priorities: first, to keep existing essential medical services up and running for the hundreds of thousands of...
When the first cases of COVID-19 pandemic were confirmed in the Central African Republic in March, the country was already in the throes of a major humanitarian and health emergency. Earlier this year, CAR declared a nationwide measles epidemic, the biggest outbreak in almost two decades. MSF is...
As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is unfolding, our teams are working in more than 70 countries around the world, providing urgent medical care for people fleeing violence, mothers giving birth and children needing treatment for measles or malnutrition. From the conflict in Syria to the...
Women queue up at a borehole to collect water in Gwoza, Borno state, Nigeria. © Scott Hamilton/MSF
After more than a decade of armed conflict, outbreaks of severe malnutrition, malaria, measles and cholera, approximately 1.5 million internally displaced people (IDPs) in Borno state now face the spectre of COVID-19. Many live in vastly overcrowded camps with poor water and sanitation facilities,...
In a pink room decorated with white flowers at Médecins Sans Frontières’ (MSF) Kutupalong field hospital in Bangladesh, a woman lies curled around her sleeping child. Next to her, a young mother cradles a baby whilst her other daughter plays with a balloon. Rows of beds stretch in either direction...
The measles epidemic declared on 10 June is the deadliest that the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has witnessed since 2011-2012. Between January and early August 2019, it infected over 145,000 people and caused 2,758 deaths. Despite the scale of the epidemic, there is an alarming lack of actors...
Multiple humanitarian crises are unfolding in Ituri province, northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, and hundreds of thousands of people are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance, according to Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). The recent upsurge in violence across the regions of Djugu, Mahagi...
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