On the night of January 1, a large number of women were brutally raped by groups of armed, uniformed men in Fizi, a town in South Kivu Province, eastern DRC. By January 3, an MSF mobile team had provided medical care to 33 victims. But the area has become so tense, the team has not been able to return to Fizi since.
In Papua New Guinea, nearly 70 percent of women say they've been physically abused by their husbands. When this kind of violence is so widespread, what kind of a difference can a small MSF project make?
In our main reports, hear how MSF's program for victims of sexual violence has helped one 17-year-old in Guatemala, which has a striking 10,000 reported cases per year. Also hear an interview with an MSF water and sanitation specialist who has just returned from Bangladesh, where, two months after Cyclone Aila, survivors are still struggling.
At least three million Zimbabweans are living in South Africa after fleeing a dramatically deteriorating situation in a country in crisis, yet few can find respite. Also in this edition, hear how MSF assists victims of rape in projects around the world.
In this edition, news about the surge of reported sexual violence cases in the Democratic Republic of Congo; MSF medical teams discuss the challenges of treating HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis in one of Kenya's largest slums; and how MSF is using new strategies to combat acute malnutrition in Niger.