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MSF has launched a response to the confirmed Ebola viral hemorrhagic fever outbreak in Equateur Province, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

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MSF in South Kivu, DRC, ended a measles vaccination campaign last week after reaching nearly 38,000 children.

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In a terror campaign that shows no signs of stopping, women, men, and children are being abducted for months at a time by armed militias and made to work as sex slaves and forced laborers in the gold and diamond mining region of the Okapi forest, in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

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Twenty years ago, Rachel Kiddell-Monroe was head of mission in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), during and after the 1994 Rwandan genocide.

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Refugees from CAR are struggling to endure horrid conditions and extreme privation.

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Months of conflict between armed groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)’s North Kivu Province have exposed thousands of civilians to extreme levels of violence. Many people have sustained life-threatening injuries, lost family members in the fighting, and have been forced to flee their homes. As well as the physical trauma caused, these events have left people with invisible psychological scars that can often go untreated.

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On December 2, 2013, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) received an alert from the Provincial General Hospital of South Kivu in Bukavu. The day before, 30 people had been admitted to the cholera treatment center (CTC) and one person had already died.

The MSF emergency team immediately went to the center and found it completely overwhelmed. Ninety percent of the cases had come from a district of the city called Camp Mweze, where the community had already reported four more deaths possibly caused by cholera originating from a contaminated water source.

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Working in a highly volatile security context, MSF has vaccinated some 26,000 children against measles and distributed basic supplies to thousands of people displaced by conflict.

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With clashes intensifying in South Irumu, in Democratic Republic of Congo’s Orientale Province, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) calls on the parties to the conflict to respect the civilian populations and the integrity of medical facilities.

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