Juan Carlos Tomasi/MSF
Wounded patients at the hospital Communautaire. Many of them require traction devices as they were shot in the leg. The healing period is 45 days minimum. Many of the patients, then, were injured during initial combats in Bangui between Anti-Balaka militias and ex-Séléka forces. MSF has treated around 800 patients of bullet, grenade or machete wounds since the beginning of December. Hospital capacity was increased by setting up several tents in the premises. Although the number of patients has decreased recently, until last week (1/2 January) the hospital admitted an average of between 10-20 wounded per day.