Cameroon

Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is taking the difficult decision to close our project bases in Kumba and Mamfe, in the South-West region of Cameroon. This decision will take effect as of 1 August and will result in the termination of contracts of the majority of our staff. This closure follows the...
The organisation calls for the release of four of its colleagues, unjustly detained Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is officially announ cing today the suspension of its humanitarian activities in South-West Cameroon, three months after the detention of four staff members related to MSF's medical...
While thousands of people struggle to access vital healthcare in the restive North-West region of Cameroon, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is still denied the resumption of its healthcare care services in the region, six months after the forced suspension of its activities...
Following a school shooting in Kumba, South-West Cameroon happened on 24 October, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) launched a mass casualty plan, responding with our ambulance service and surgical care in the Presbyterian General Hospital (PGH), Kumba. We received a total of...
As members of Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF), we are shocked and deeply saddened by the news of the killing of a community health worker who was supported by our organization in South-West Cameroon. We offer our deepest condolences to his family and community. We were...
With over five million cases of COVID-19 worldwide, many organisations—including Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)—are working tirelessly for everyone’s health and safety. With operations in more than 70 countries, the organisation is able to respond to communities affected by...
COVID-19 has affected millions all over the world. Like many other organisations responding to the pandemic, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is faced with challenges—from the global shortage of PPEs to lack of transportation. Despite these obstacles, MSF finds ways to care...
MSF teams around the world are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, in both countries where we've previously worked, and those we haven't had to work in before. Here are our teams at work in pictures. Find out how we're responding to the COVID-19 crisis around the world. BANGLADESH — Nazrul Islam,...
In the midst of the global COVID-19 pandemic, Cameroon has emerged with one of the highest numbers of confirmed cases of the new coronavirus in sub-Saharan Africa. Since the first person was confirmed with the disease at the beginning of March, the number of infections has risen fast, reaching over...

How are you supposed to wash your hands regularly if you have no running water or soap? How can you implement "social distancing" if you live in a slum or a refugee camp? How are you supposed to stop crossing borders if you are fleeing from war?

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