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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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Currently more than 140,000 South Sudanese refugees have fled to Gambella since the outbreak of the current conflict in South Sudan in December 2013.

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More than 90 percent of the western Central African Republic’s Muslim inhabitants have fled violence in the past few months. Armed international forces are protecting the last Muslims in a few enclaves under very precarious conditions.

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Renewed fighting in the Um Dukhun area killed or injured more than 100 people on June 19.

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Early in the morning, a crowd of Syrian refugees, mostly women and children, stand outside the Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) clinic at the Kawargosk camp in northern Iraq, waiting to see a doctor who knows their situation all too well. Dr. Muhammed Selim is himself a refugee, someone who was forced from his home by the war in his country just as they were forced from theirs.

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MSF was deeply saddened to learn of the tragic death of Richard Rockefeller, Ed.M., M.D., who died on June 13, 2014, when the single-engine plane that he was piloting crashed outside of Westchester County Airport, and extends its deepest sympathies and condolences to his family.

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Though the number of patients appeared to be declining, new cases of Ebola have been reported in Guinea and Sierra Leone. MSF continues to support health authorities in both countries.

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In the past week week, renewed clashes between Christian youths and young Muslims have been producing more victims in Bangui, capital of Central African Republic (CAR). Some of them have been treated at the city's General Hospital, where Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) supports the emergency surgery service.

4:00PM, Wednesday, May 28, General Hospital of Bangui

"There is fighting in PK5."

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The cholera outbreak in Juba, the capital of South Sudan, continues to spread. MSF is increasing capacity in order to treat all patients if the epidemic accelerates.

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Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is providing care in the Solomon Islands, a large group of islands in Oceania,  to people displaced from their homes by devastating flash floods in early April. Some 10,000 people were left homeless in the capital, Honiara, after floods swept away riverside communities, brought down bridges, destroyed roads, and damaged some health centers.

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