MSF frequently publishes updates, press releases, and other forms of communication about its work in roughly 70 countries around the world. See the list below for the most recent updates or search by location, topic, or year.

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October 14, 2014

 

The situation in Bangui, capital of Central African Republic, has been extremely tense since a new wave of violence broke out on October 7. Men and youths have taken up positions at strategic crossroads throughout the city and set up blockades that are making it very difficult for Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) or any other aid groups to reach the injured.

September 17, 2014

MSF is providing care to people displaced by violence in Central African Republic.

September 08, 2014

 

Insecurity has forced Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) to stop its activity almost entirely in the city of Batangafo, in northern Central African Republic (CAR). Around 40 MSF workers had to be evacuated because of the growing tension in the town, which has resulted in violent incidents and threats against MSF staff.

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.

August 20, 2014

Within just a few months, the majority of Muslims living in western Central African Republic had fled their homes. Their only hope of survival was to seek protection in small enclaves, flee to the east, or cross the border into a neighboring country. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) conducted a study among the refugees living in Sido, Chad, which revealed that before they left, the refugees, mainly women and children, had been exposed to violence that left 2,200 people dead, separated families and caused them to flee.

August 20, 2014

Renewed fighting in Bangui has resulted in an influx of new patients at the General Hospital.

August 12, 2014

Two internally displaced persons (IDP) from Bangui, Central African Republic, share their families' stories from a camp in Kabo. They, along with many CAR citizens, have been forced to leave their homes as a result of violence in the area.  

Zenaba:

Zenaba, 45, lost two of her seven children when seeking refuge from the explosion of violence against the Muslim community in Bangui, CAR. She was separated from her husband and another son, who ended up in a refugee camp in Chad. She suffers health problems and has little money to feed their children.

July 24, 2014

Sylvain Groulx, MSF head of mission for Central African Republic
Dounia Dekhili, MSF deputy manager of emergency programs

Thursday, July 24, 2014, at 12:45 p.m. EDT
Press Briefing Room (S-0237), UN Secretariat, New York

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.

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