August 27, 2015

Attacks perpetrated by Boko Haram in the Lake Chad region of Chad have increased over recent weeks, and military presence in the area has also expanded in response. The number of people who have been forced to flee their homes has more than doubled, bringing the total number of displaced in the area to 75,000. The fear that has been instilled in the population—consisting of refugees from Niger and Nigeria, as well as Chadians themselves—has only been exacerbated by the continuing violence which shows no sign of abating.

June 25, 2015

Heavy clashes between Afghan security forces and armed opposition groups in Afghanistan's northeastern Kunduz Province resulted in a surge in wounded patients arriving at the Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) trauma center in Kunduz city. From June 20 to 23, MSF medical teams treated 77 patients directly wounded in the fighting, one-third of whom were women or children.

June 17, 2015

Since April 1, 2015, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has been working in the isolated region of Boga, in the Ituri District of Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) Orientale Province. MSF aims to improve the quality of care offered to both the local population and displaced people in the region. To this end, the project focuses on reproductive health and the medical and psychological treatment of victims of violence.

October 30, 2014

Since July 2014, MSF has offered assistance and support to survivors of rape at two clinics in CAR's capital of Bangui.

September 08, 2014

 

Insecurity has forced Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) to stop its activity almost entirely in the city of Batangafo, in northern Central African Republic (CAR). Around 40 MSF workers had to be evacuated because of the growing tension in the town, which has resulted in violent incidents and threats against MSF staff.

August 27, 2014

 

Aurelia left for work at 5:00AM, when the streets of Tegucigalpa were still deserted. As she walked, a white sedan with tinted windows drew up at the curb. A window lowered, and Aurelia found herself facing a man with a gun. “He told me to climb in,” says 35-year-old Aurelia. “I tried to keep walking, but the car kept on following me. He said, ‘Climb in or we shoot you.’ One of the men got in the back and I was made to sit in the front. They taped my hands and my mouth and told me not to scream or else they would kill me. So I stayed very quiet so they wouldn’t kill me..."

July 15, 2014

 

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).

October 18, 2013

MSF's Arjan Hehenkamp reports on his recent trip to CAR, where violence is taking on an increasingly sectarian bent, with severe medical consequences.

October 07, 2013

As the humanitarian situation inside Syria continues to worsen, mental health needs among refugees who have fled the country are steadily increasing. Ahead of World Mental Health Day on October 10, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) wants to highlight the plight of Syrians in northern Iraq’s Domeez refugee camp, where MSF’s counselors and psychologists are seeing growing numbers of patients presenting with far more acute symptoms than a year ago.

October 07, 2013

MSF teams in the Gadzi area of CAR have been vaccinated children for measles and polio while also providing other crucial medical services for people displaced by violence.

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