Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Barrie ROONEY, a laboratory scientist from County Leitrim, Ireland swapped her lecturing job in Kent, England to join MSF’s mobile sleeping sickness team in a remote corner of Democratic Republic of Congo. She describes days getting up before dawn to screen whole villages for the disease and nights...
South Sudan MSF strongly condemns the destruction at its hospital in Pibor town, South Sudan, purposefully conducted to render the hospital inoperable. The MSF hospital is the only hospital facility for Pibor county.3,000 patients have been treated over the first three months of the year in this...
Ten days after fighting took a heavy toll in town of Pinga, North Kivu Province, Democratic Republic of Congo, the situation remains tense and unpredictable. Some population continue to flee the place as rumours of potential fighting continues to be spread among the population. Only half of the...
Iraq MSF issued a report Healing Iraqis: The Challenges of Providing Mental Health Care in Iraq, recording examples of the impact constant day to day violence have had on the Iraqis. It said there is an urgent need to scale up mental health care services in the country, and called on the Ministry...
The Democratic Republic of Congo Fighting between government forces and Mai-Mai militias in the Katanga province of the Democratic Republic of Congo has caused thousands of people to flee their homes. MSF outreach activities to the surrounding area have been affected by the fighting. Haiti A lack...
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Dr Susanna Ericsson is currently working for Médecins Sans Frontières in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Ongoing fighting between government forces and Mai-Mai militias in Katanga province has caused thousands of people to flee into the surrounding bush in fear of their lives. The medical...
Fighting between government forces and Mai-Mai militias in the Katanga province of the Democratic Republic of Congo has caused thousands of people to flee their homes and hundreds to seek refuge at the Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) hospital in Shamwana. For the past few weeks, around 500 people...
65,082 children, aged 6 months to 15 years, in the region of Bunyakiri (in South Kivu, DRC) have been vaccinated against measles by MSF teams in the last month. The campaign had to be briefly suspended in the north of the region due to the volatile situation of security in the area where several...
As tensions increase between government forces and Mai-Mai militias in the Katanga province of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) calls on all parties to avoid harming civilians who have fled into the surrounding bush in their thousands. The exact extent of the...
In December, MSF treated 95 cases of sexual violence at the Mugunga III displaced persons’ camp. MSF denounces the lack of action on the part of those responsible for protecting civilians and the poor security conditions in the Goma camps. Between December 3, 2012 and January 5, 2013, the MSF team...
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