November 23, 2015

The Lake Chad region is beset by violence, as attacks by Boko Haram, also known as the Islamic State’s West Africa Province (ISWAP) group, continue unabated, driving huge numbers of people from their homes. Government military operations in response are also contributing to the mass displacement across the region. To date, more than 2.5 million people have been rendered homeless by violence, fighting, and terror in Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad, and Niger.

July 28, 2015

Agathe Farini Sena, otherwise known as Maman Agathe, is a counselor at the Village d’Accueil, or Home Village, in North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where women with high-risk pregnancies stay as they wait to give birth. By staying here, they have access to high-quality health care at the adjacent MSF-supported Masisi general hospital, where last year MSF and Ministry of Health teams delivered more than 3,000 babies.

March 11, 2015

Operating on the basis of need alone, MSF provides more emergency medical care in Democratic Republic of Congo than in any other country in the world.

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.

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.

June 19, 2014

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

June 02, 2014

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

March 28, 2014

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

March 28, 2014

Estrella has been pregnant and living in a camp for displaced people in Bangui, the capital of Central African Republic, since violence drove her from her neighborhood in the city. The M’Poko Camp, near Bangui international airport, hosts around 40,000 people. The assistance there is insufficient.

February 10, 2014

Since early December 2013, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has provided medical care to more than 1,000 patients wounded by violence in and around Bangui airport, where approximately 100,000 displaced people have taken refuge from a wave of fighting that has spread across the country. Carrying out medical activities at the camp is a big challenge due to heavy fighting that regularly takes place close to where MSF is working.