Residents of a village in Central African Republic have no access to medical care due to recent violence. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has arrived there to provide medical care but is worried about levels of malaria, a potential nutrition crisis, and the lack of antiretrovirals for people living with HIV.
A coup d'état in March in Central African Republic resulted in mass displacement; homes were burned and clinics looted. Some 11,000 HIV patients were cut off from antiretroviral treatment, leaving them at risk of developing resistance to medication, or worse, getting sick and dying. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has resumed medical activities and is trying to get as many people back on treatment as possible.
A coup d'état in March drives all existing health workers out of Benzambe village; clinics are looted, and the community is left with no health care during malaria season. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) works to test and treat everyone in this remote part of Central African Republic.
In Zémio, southeastern Central African Republic (CAR), thousands of people are still living in displaced persons camps, a year after they fled attacks by the Lords Resistance Army (LRA) in their village. An MSF team provides about 600 consultations per week. Photographs by Sarah Elliott.