The camp is an anarchic constellation of improvised tarp, stakes, mats and umbrellas threadbare. The luckiest families squatting had dilapidated cabins, others sleep in the open, exposed to mosquitoes and rain. Abandoned, the displaced people try to organise. A small market is taking place, but only the wealthy can find something to eat, and the savings are depleted. Single mothers and pregnant women are most vulnerable.
Over 20,000 people displaced by violence gathered at the airport in Bangui. MSF provides medical care for children under 5 and pregnant women. More than 200 consultations are given each day at the airport, mostly trauma cases and malaria. We refer the wounded and medical and surgical emergencies to the Castor Maternity, the Community Hospital or the Pediatric Complex in Bangui supported by the NGO Emergency.