Civilians are fleeing their homes in Central African Republic as rebels advance toward the capital. MSF's Sylvain Groulx reports that the conflict is exacerbating health and humanitarian conditions that were already alarming.
Fighting has trapped tens of thousands of Syrians in the city of Deir al-Zor and there is urgent need for medical teams to be authorized to evacuate wounded people, according to an MSF team that visited the area in late November.
MSF's Grace Tang reports that the number of people in camps for the displaced has roughly doubled since the latest fighting broke out in North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo. MSF is treating patients for war injuries.
MSF's Colette Kerr and Nick Lawson speak about the challenges of reaching people in need in the midst of armed conflicts in a panel discussion on "Think Out Loud," an Oregon Public Broadcasting radio program.
In an interview with Jean-Marc Jacobs, the medical aid group Doctors Without Borders said it continues to treat wounded civilians in South Sudan’s Jonglei State, where ethnic violence stemming from cattle raids has left about one thousand people dead. Many of the wounded are seeking help some three weeks after an attack on the town of Pibor and villages in Pibor County.