Central African Republic

Djamilou from Central African Republic (CAR) has been working as a logistician in Niger. Djamilou came to Paris between assignments in Africa for Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). He told us her story. He spoke of the violence and the plight of his family scattered among three different countries...
"We need respect towards the physical and psychological integrity of our patients and staff" "Some elements have tried to apprehend Muslim patients and staff members" "Tension in the town has increased after heavy fighting in early August" Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has been forced to stop its...
As the only surgeon in the project and even in the whole region where I was I needed to be on call 24/7 all the time once I started working.
Renewed fighting has flared up following unrest in the PK5 neighbourhood in Bangui, where some 2,200 Muslims are still enclaved. Local militiamen have clashed with the international forces present in Bangui. The MSF teams based in the General Hospital have received 31 wounded in a single day and...
When we talk about plastic surgery, many people may think of surgery for cosmetic purpose but out in the field there are many patients with wounds that are so big and without skin coverage.
Since December 2013, Central African Republic (CAR) has been torn apart by a conflict with increasingly religious overtones. The escalating violence and displacement have made an already catastrophic health situation even worse. Central Africans are facing food insecurity and spiralling malaria,...
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has just evacuated a number of staff members from the city of Ndélé in the North of Central African Republic (CAR) following fresh attacks on its staff and facilities. Around 1:30 in the morning on 2 June, four armed men entered the MSF house in Ndélé as part of a...
MSF teams from Kabo carry out mobile clinics and support health centres in the periphery. ©María SIMÓN
María SIMÓN has borne witness to the degradation of the conflict hitting the Central African Republic for over one year. She has been operations coordinator for Médecins Sans Frontières in Kabo (in the north of the country) for the past seven months and she admits it has not been easy. It has been...
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