December 23, 2014

According to the World Health Organization, 21,000 women died last year in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) due to complications during pregnancy and childbirth: that’s one death every 25 minutes. More than 100,000 newborns (almost five percent of the country’s total) die at birth or just after. MSF works in South Kivu province, eastern DRC, to connect women with skilled care before, during, and after childbirth.

 

 

October 06, 2014

A year after 366 people drowned near Lampedusa, Italy, during a desperate attempt to reach Europe, many thousands more have undertaken the same journey.

August 29, 2014

Women and children are extremely vulnerable to sexual violence during times of conflict. Rape is frequently used by armed groups as a weapon of war, and in places where law and order have crumbled, vulnerable people simply have no recourse, leaving attackers to act with impunity. Such is the case in Central African Republic (CAR), where the brutal fighting continues.

August 28, 2014

To try to meet the needs, MSF is training staff before they fly out to various projects, as there is little time for training once they arrive.

July 14, 2014

Before the conflict, MSF would have around 200 children in its ambulatory therapeutic feeding center at any one time. Now staff is seeing 1,800.

June 19, 2014

In Carnot, around 900 displaced Muslim people are staying at a Catholic Church in crowded and unsanitary conditions.

June 16, 2014

The cholera outbreak in Juba, the capital of South Sudan, continues to spread. As of late May, 733 cholera cases had been officially reported.

June 02, 2014

MSF staff members recount their experiences in Bossangoa, CAR, where brutal conflict between Seleka and anti-Balaka forces continues to rage.

May 27, 2014

Phumeza had extensively drug-resistant TB and was cured after three years of difficult treatment and side effects, including permanent deafness.

May 21, 2014

 

In April 2014, an estimated 90,000 people fleeing violence in South Sudan had settled in Ethiopia’s Gambella region.

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is providing assistance in four different locations. In Lietchuor camp, home to 44,000 refugees, MSF has set up an inpatient department with an intensive therapeutic feeding center (85 beds), an out-patient department and a maternity ward.

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