Central African Republic

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“Between the constant tension and the many serious wounds, this was my most difficult mission” Jessie GAFFRIC is coordinator of MSF’s project at the Bangui Community Hospital, where the organization performs emergency surgery for victims of the confrontations, abuses and violence rocking the city...
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Muslim communities threatened in many towns, forced to leave the country Over the past weeks the extreme violence in the Central African Republic has reached intolerable and unprecedented levels, said the international medical-humanitarian organization, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF). The whole...
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Escalating violence, revenge killings, arson and looting in the Central African Republic have displaced more than 900, 000 civilians, according to UNOCHA. The morning of Thursday 30th January saw 8 000 displaced Muslim people in Bossangoa preparing to load their families and possessions on a fleet...
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Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic, has been in the grip of violence for weeks but most of the city’s hospitals are no longer functioning. MSF project coordinator Jessie GAFFRIC describes the situation. She is managing our operations in the city’s only trauma unit, located in the...
MSF reiterates its call for the respect of civilians, medical staff and health facilities Despite the presence of international armed forces in the capital of Central African Republic (CAR), fighting, lynchings and violent attacks are still a daily occurrence in Bangui, and the situation in the...
Following days of relative calm as international forces attempt to disarm armed groups in Bangui, capital of Central African Republic, on 20th December renewed violence prompted waves of wounded once more to arrive at Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) projects around the city. In last 4 days, MSF has...
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On December 5, 2013, several hundred people were killed during armed clashes that shook the city of Bangui, the capital of Central African Republic. Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) immediately began treating patients wounded in the fighting and has since been working to provide care to the large...
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An open letter to the United Nations As UN humanitarian organisations agree to further mobilise resources in response to the humanitarian crisis in Central African Republic, MSF has released an open letter addressed to Valérie AMOS, the United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian...
Ms. Valerie AMOS Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator United Nations Geneva, 12 December 2013 Dear Ms. Amos, With this Open Letter, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) wishes to express its deep concern about the unacceptable performance of the United Nations...
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Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) calls on all parties involved in the current conflict in the CAR to allow the wounded and ill to safely obtain the critical medical care they need. MSF calls for an end to violence against patients, civilians and medical staff working in health care facilities in...
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