Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) frequently publishes updates, press releases, and other forms of communication about its work in more than 60 countries around the world. See the list below for the most recent updates or search by location, topic, or year.

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Central African Republic
April 13, 2018

MSF has treated 80 wounded patients amid violence in Bangui over the past week. In the early morning of April 8, United Nations and Central African Republic security forces launched a joint operation in the PK5 neighborhood in Bangui, which involved heavy fighting and resulted in dozens of people injured.

January 08, 2018

Some 30,000 people have fled violent clashes in Central African Republic (CAR) between fighters from the armed groups Revolution and Justice (RJ) and the Movement for the Liberation of the Central African Republic People (MNLC). The two groups have been fighting in the northwest of the country since December 27, 2017. People fleeing the violence have taken refuge in the town of Paoua, arriving with stories of torched villages, extortion, and indiscriminate attacks against anyone found in the conflict zone. The situation remains extremely tense.

December 06, 2017

Since late July 2017, fighting between ex-Seleka and Anti-balaka factions has once again set the town of Batangafo and its surroundings on fire. The conflict in the area, in northern Central African Republic (CAR), has forced tens of thousands of people to abandon the temporary shelters where they had been seeking refuge since the previous crisis in 2013 and 2014. Many have found refuge in a hospital compound supported by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).

September 11, 2017

Recent attacks on Zemio, in southeast Central African Republic, have closed the hospital and forced the city’s population, including MSF staff members, to flee. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) medical coordinator Wil van Roekel describes the ramifications of the violence for patients, including on some 1,600 HIV patients who need daily medication to survive.

August 22, 2017

A 10-year-old boy loses two brothers and survives a bullet. Civilians are bearing the brunt of new violence in Bangassou and elsewhere in Central African Republic. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is working to meet the medical needs of displaced people, but many are too fearful to come for assistance. 

August 22, 2017

The situation in and around Bangassou, CAR, has become very volatile as violence has spread throughout the region, leading to ongoing, massive displacement.

CAR Central African Republic armed conflict
June 16, 2017

Thomas sits in a hospital ward in the Central African Republic (CAR) town of Bria. All his fingers on both hands have been amputated, his left arm is broken, and an external fixator supports one of his legs where machete blows cut through his thigh almost to the bone.

June 08, 2017

The conflict in Central African Republic (CAR) has escalated in recent weeks in several cities. The situation remains tense in Alindao, in the heart of the country, where an upsurge of fighting in May left at least 133 people dead and thousands more displaced. Last weekend, self-defense militia groups again attacked Alindao, attempting to take its airstrip and breaking into the Catholic mission where more than 15,000 people have taken shelter.

June 08, 2017

“Will Bambari be next?” This is the question on everyone’s lips in this market town on the Ouaka River in Central African Republic (CAR). Its residents worry that the violence that has engulfed the cities of Bangassou and Bria since early May 2017 could spread here.

June 08, 2017

Anga is a resident of Alindao, Central African Republic (CAR), the city where he has lived all his life. He is a 32-year-old Christian who worked in a slaughterhouse. During the fighting that convulsed Alindao in early May, a fighter tried to cut Anga's throat, but, miraculously, he survived. On May 11, 2017, he was transferred to the hospital in Bambari, a six-hour drive from Alindao, where a Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) team cared for him. Here, he tells his story in his own words.

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