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April 27, 2015

Since the beginning of April , Simon Akoch, his wife, and their six children have been sleeping under a tree in a tiny village called Noon, 25 minutes away from the Nile river by foot. They spend the night on floor mats, among the few belongings they managed to save while fleeing Melut, the town on the other side of the river. Living outside is nothing new for 41-year-old Simon; he has had to move over and over again.

April 27, 2015

Continuing violence in South Sudan’s Upper Nile State is leading to more death and displacement, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today. Many of those affected are already displaced and living in dire conditions. MSF calls on all parties to the South Sudanese conflict to allow for necessary humanitarian access to all parts of the country.

April 15, 2015

A year after the mass killings of civilians, including patients in the hospital where Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) was running an HIV/Tuberculosis (TB) project, in Bentiu, South Sudan, violence and displacement have continued, impeding access to basic health care and food.

April 14, 2015

MSF is responding to widespread violence, displacement, and lack of health care in CAR's southern Kouango region.

March 03, 2015

Though fighting in eastern Ukraine has declined since a ceasefire came into effect on February 15, shelling continues in some areas and medical needs remain urgent on both sides of the frontline. Residents and displaced people alike are living in extremely precarious conditions, many medical facilities have been damaged or destroyed, and there are critical shortages of basic and specialized medicines and medical supplies.

February 25, 2015

The volatile security situation in Bambari, in the Ouaka province of Central African Republic (CAR), is disrupting life for the town’s residents and impeding aid agencies’ efforts to respond to urgent health needs. While the barricades set up in recent days have been dismantled, the atmosphere in the area remains tense, and residents of Bambari live in fear. Violence and the armed robbery of civilians by undisciplined groups are still a daily occurrence.

February 25, 2015

This week, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) began a campaign to vaccinate at least 18,000 children under 15 years old against measles and polio in and around the internally displaced persons (IDP) camp near Batangafo in northern CAR.

February 06, 2015

This article originally appeared in Libération

By Gabriel Pornet. Translated from the French.

Boko Haram’s territorial gains in Nigeria continue apace. On Sunday, January 25, the Islamist organization took Monguno, some twenty kilometers from lake Chad, and launched an offensive against Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State, 130 kilometers to the south. After several hours of fighting, Nigerian soldiers managed to stave off the attack. 

February 04, 2015

Thousands of people fleeing violence in the contested border area between Sudan and South Sudan are in desperate need of food, water, and medical care. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has launched an emergency intervention to assist them as they arrive, mostly empty-handed, in Northern Bahr el Ghazal state in South Sudan, where the humanitarian situation is already dire.

January 30, 2015

Over the past four years, the security situation in northeast Nigeria has steadily worsened, as the militant group Boko Haram has gained in both strength and audacity. In 2014, bombings in Maiduguri killed and wounded scores of people. Boko Haram attacked the town twice last year as well, and, on the night of January 24, 2015, they attacked again. The next day they took control of Mongono, a town 100 kilometers [about 62 miles] further north. All but one of Maiduguri’s main access roads are now closed.

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