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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.  

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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.

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Although international forces on the ground are growing in number, they are still unable to protect the civilian population, which is vulnerable to violence, mass displacement, hunger, and disease. MSF head of mission Stefano Argenziano, who has just returned from CAR, describes the situation.

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MSF nurse Miriam Kasztura discusses her experience providing care in Berberati, CAR, where MSF offers emergency, maternity, pediatric, and surgical services.

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MSF operations coordinator Maria Simón describes her experience in Kabo, in northern Central African Republic.

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MSF medical doctor Natalie Roberts reflects on three months providing care in conflict-riven Central African Republic (CAR).

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An MSF psychiatrist describes the lives of refugees from Central African Republic, seeking safety in Chad.

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New clashes have erupted between the the Séléka and the Anti-Balaka armed groups in the Central African Republic (CAR), continuing violence that has forced hundreds of thousands of people to flee their homes.

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As intense violence continues to spread throughout the northwest of Central African Republic (CAR), Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams have opened a new project in Bouar, a town that has been severely impacted by the conflict and its consequences. Today, around 6,000 people remain trapped and unable to flee.

For the last month, MSF has been supporting the hospital in Bouar. Florent Uzzeni, deputy emergency program manager, is currently in CAR and describes what he is seeing unfold on the ground.

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Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic, has been convulsed by violence for weeks, but most of the city’s hospitals are no longer functioning. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) runs the only trauma unit in the city, at Community Hospital, where staff have treated more than 800 patients—most with bullet or knife wounds—since fighting broke out in early December. Here, project coordinator Jessie Gaffric, who manages MSF’s operations at Community, describes the situation:

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Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic, has been convulsed by violence for weeks, but most of the city’s hospitals are no longer functioning. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) runs the only trauma unit in the city, at Community Hospital, where staff have treated more than 800 patients—most with bullet or knife wounds—since fighting broke out in early December. Here, project coordinator Jessie Gaffric, who manages MSF’s operations at Community, describes the situation:

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