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October 23, 2008

For several weeks, MSF helped support the Rabouteau Health Center in Gonaives. It reopened a hospital in another part of town while also organizing water distribution. MSF continues to witness difficult situations and documents the stories of some of the people still forgotten weeks after the last storm.

October 02, 2008

This weekend, two Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) health facilities in Adé and Goz Beïda in eastern Chad were robbed by armed men. MSF teams have been evacuated and the project activities at these locations have been suspended indefinitely, leaving 70,000 people without access to life-saving health services. The incidents this weekend, along with additional armed robberies on two other NGOs, and  the hijacking of a UN vehicle, mark a peak in the number of attacks against humanitarian organizations over the last six months. MSF will review how it will be possible to return to full operations in eastern Chad.

September 24, 2008

With the floodwater now fully receded in storm-ravaged Gonaïves, the streets are covered in mud and garbage. People are living in harsh, dirty conditions without widespread access to clean water.

September 24, 2008

Many had to abandon their homes in the middle of the night, losing everything, including precious livestock, while others were stranded for several days before being rescued by the army.

September 24, 2008

Dr. Binod Kumar was one of the first MSF staff to provide medical assistance to flood survivors in Bihar. Here, he reports on the situation.

September 23, 2008

The MSF team working in Masisi hospital provided emergency surgery to 17 civilians and armed men injured in the crossfire. Despite the insecurity, MSF was able to keep the hospital running, including a nutritional center with 54 malnourished children.

September 23, 2008

At present, the situation seems to be stabilizing in some of these areas and admissions of severe cases into the MSF centers are decreasing. However, it is not possible to identify a general trend across the country.

September 23, 2008

Since Friday, September 19, amid intensifying violence in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, there has been a sharp increase in the number of admissions of war wounded civilians to the MSF hospital in Daynile, located just outside the capital.

September 18, 2008

Many of the IDPs, traditionally nomadic people, are saying that in the areas they usually inhabit there is currently not enough food or water to survive.

September 18, 2008

"At the latest estimate, there were something like 60,000 people living without a house. All the bridges have collapsed around the town, and the roads are still impassable. Inside the town itself you can drive to some places, but to get to the town from outside is impossible—even big vehicles with caterpillar tracks can't get through."

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