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July 28, 2013

MSF is working in a transit camp near Bubukwanga, western Uganda, where at least 17,000 Congolese are taking refuge after an attack on the village of Kamango.

February 26, 2013

A measles epidemic that began in 2010 and has affected the entire country continues to sicken tens of thousands of children in northern DRC.

December 17, 2012

Hundreds were injured and thousands fled their homes in eastern DRC when the rebel group M23 took the city of Goma in North Kivu Province in mid November.

June 07, 2012

Fighting has worsened once again over the last few months in North and South Kivu provinces, in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. As a result, people are being killed or injured, and thousands of families are on the move seeking safety.

July 25, 2011

A cholera epidemic is rapidly spreading along the Congo River in western Democratic Republic of Congo. The disease is affecting towns and villages along the waterway, which is the population's main mode of transportation. More than 250 people had died as a result of the disease by July 21, and the epidemic is expected to soon reach the country's crowded capital, Kinshasa.

March 08, 2011

Usually the result of complications during delivery, a fistula is an opening between the bladder and the vagina, or between the rectum and the vagina. Women become incontinent, and are often shunned from their societies and families as a result. They can also suffer additional medical consequences. Access to pre-natal care and interventions to assist with complicated labor, including C-sections are essential to preventing fistulas.

February 18, 2011

Violent conflict between government forces and armed groups in and around the town of Pinga, North Kivu Province, keeps local people trapped and unable to access medical care. MSF works in Pinga and send health workers on motorbikes to find people in urgent need of assistance.

August 26, 2010

On July 2, 2010, a fuel tanker crashed and exploded in Sange, South Kivu Province, Democratic Republic of Congo. Up to 269 were killed and countless injured. MSF has been providing much-needed support at Uvira Hospital. Here, survivors talk about their traumatic experiences and what MSF's assistance has meant.

November 06, 2009

Renewed fighting erupted in the beginning of November in Baraka, South Kivu Province, in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo. In Baraka, MSF is supporting a general hospital and treating tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, and cholera, as well as running a nutrition project and providing reproductive health care. As MSF head of mission for South Kivu, Goedele Van Bavel, explains in this audio slide show, MSF is currently balancing whether to evacuate its operations in light of the recent developments.

October 14, 2009

In Faradje, Haut-Uélé region, northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) opened a project in 2009 for children who were abducted by armed groups. In the first five months, MSF staff assisted 114 children. Here are three of them.

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