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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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

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

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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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When epidemiologists with Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) recorded a high child mortality rate at the Yida refugee camp in South Sudan, MSF took action. Vaccine-preventable diseases, including pneumonia, were killing the camp’s children. 

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When Sonia was seven months pregnant, a wave of extreme violence struck Bangui, the capital of Central African Republic.

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