Country/Region

November 22, 2011

A MSF project coordinator in Mweso, North Kivu, describes the difficulties Congolese face in getting even the most basic health care.

August 16, 2011

A cholera epidemic is sweeping down the Congo River in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Originating in the distant centre of the vast central African country it has now reached the capital, Kinshasa, more than 1,000 miles southwest. People are sick and dying and desperate for help. Robin Meldrum went to the town of Mbandaka, where an MSF emergency team is responding to the crisis.

October 26, 2010

The Bon Marche Hospital in Bunia was started by MSF in 2003 after years of conflict and instability had rendered the national health services almost non-existent. This year, MSF handed over medical activites back to the country's ministry of health.  

August 08, 2010

Responding to the floods in Pakistan, a helicopter assessment of areas cut off from aid reminded MSF's emergency coordinator of the aftermath of the 2004-2005 tsunami.

October 01, 2009

This month we bring you a story about malnutrition in a land rich for cultivation: in the Democratic Republic of Congo, many children suffer from severe malnutrition even though food is abundant where they live. And in Uganda, a community-based movement of HIV-positive patients helps MSF provide care. Plus, this month's Emergency Updates.

February 01, 2009

In this edition, hear a report from Haut Uélé Province in northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, where MSF is trying to bring medical care to those injured and displaced by the Lord's Resistance Army. Listen to a report on the humanitarian crisis in Zimbabwe that has given rise to the recent, ongoing cholera epidemic; and hear a day in the life of an MSF field worker from Texas helping to bring treatment to victims of cholera in Zimbabwe.

January 01, 2009

Listen to a report from Gaza and stories about two direly needed MSF maternal health programs in Haiti and Pakistan. Aid groups brought more surgical teams and supplies to Gaza last week, but wounds are still deep in this war-torn area. An MSF hospital for women with complicated pregnancies is thrown into chaos when government hospitals are shut down city-wide. And, a report from Kuchlak, a remote part of Pakistan near the Afghan border, where it is often dangerous to be a pregnant woman.

December 01, 2008

Hear about three of the urgent crises MSF named in its "Top Ten" of 2008: people's struggle to survive amid the violent chaos in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo; the dire need for the international community to adopt proven, lifesaving ready-to-use foods to treat and prevent malnutrition; and a widespread cholera epidemic in Zimbabwe, brought on by the country's downward economic spiral.

January 29, 2008

In this edition, reports on three of the most underreported humanitarian stories from the past year, including stories on how MSF is responding to Sri Lanka's rekindled civil war and the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo's North Kivu province.  The struggle for civilians to survive amid the violence in the Central African Republic is the top story.

December 27, 2007

In this edition, listen to how MSF is responding to the conflict in Iraq and providing health care to vulnerable Burmese migrant workers in southern Thailand. In the top story, a report on the humanitarian situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo's North Kivu province, which has been the setting of chronic fighting for nearly a decade. Since August, clashes between the Congolese army and rebel groups refusing to be integrated into the national army have forced more than 500,000 people to flee, according to the United Nations.

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