August 22, 2017

A 10-year-old boy loses two brothers and survives a bullet. Civilians are bearing the brunt of new violence in Bangassou and elsewhere in Central African Republic. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is working to meet the medical needs of displaced people, but many are too fearful to come for assistance. 

November 24, 2015

Renewed violence in September forced 40,000 people in Bangui, capital city of Central African Republic (CAR) to flee their homes. 

The situation remains unstable in Bagui; displaced people are sheltering at a camp at Mpoko airport and other sites such as Benzvi camp, shown here. The number of displaced people continues to rise and basic needs like hygiene and shelter are not being met. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is running mobile medical clinics here.

July 16, 2014

For Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), the situation in Central African Republic (CAR) was unique: seeing a country descend into violence before its very eyes, being surround by killings and witnessing an entire community being targeted without being able to provide protection.

July 16, 2014

 

"We spent much of the morning lying on the floor. We tried to work, but we had to lie down every two minutes." "At one time we wondered, must we leave? We realized if we left the situation might become even worse." "Of course it affects you. It's disturbing for the whole team." Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) staff providing urgent medical care to people in Central African Republic (CAR) recount what they have seen and experienced, both professionally and personally.

May 20, 2014

In March 2013 a coup d'état in the Central African Republic by Muslim fighters called the Seleka plunged the country into conflict, and Christian militia named the anti-Balaka soon formed.

March 31, 2014

Muslims from Central African Republic (CAR) pass through Carnot, a town in western CAR, on their way to safety in Cameroon. Many people have been trapped in the town by fighting, atrocities and looting. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is working in Carnot hospital.

March 14, 2014

 
Watch a series of short videos about some of the current medical activities of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). 
 
Central African Republic: Health Care Amidst the Violence
Chad and Cameroon: Exodus of Central Africans
Tuberculosis: Hope for Drug-Resistant Patients
Displaced Women: A Double Challenge
Afghanistan: Between Rhetoric and Reality

December 11, 2013

In Bouca, Central African Republic (CAR) Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has proven that despite the security restraints, it is possible to provide aid in CAR. Given the scale of the needs in the country, more humanitarian agencies must take action fast.

November 26, 2013

An attack on the town of Bouca, northern Central African Republic (CAR), on September 9, 2013, spurred yet another wave of displaced people in the country. A military campaign by an alliance of rebel forces, Séléka, took a number of major towns and territory in eastern and central regions of CAR in 2012 and the fighting between armed groups has continued through 2013. An estimated 400,000 people are currently displaced in CAR.

May 22, 2011

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.