After Attack in Democratic Republic of Congo, MSF Helping Refugees in Uganda

Following an attack in Kamango village in DRC the 11th of July around 50000 people fled and crossed the border to take refuge in Uganda along the border. Most of refugees stayed at bordering areas within the hosting community and in a transit camp called Bubukwanga, 18 km from the Congolese border (close to Bundibugyo town) where 17000 have been registered by the UNHCR. MSF team has started an emergency intervention in the Transit Centre of Bubukwanga since 18th of July : OPD (300 consultations per day (malaria, Acute respiratory infection, water diarrheas, malnutrition), IDP (30 beds), measle vaccination etc + water supply and sanitation.
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MSF is working in a transit camp near Bubukwanga, western Uganda, where at least 17,000 Congolese are taking refuge after an attack on the village of Kamango.

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is working in a transit camp near Bubukwanga, western Uganda, about 11 miles from the border of Democratic Republic of Congo, where at least 17,000 Congolese are taking refuge after an attack on the village of Kamango, North Kivu Province.

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MSF was already working at the Bubukwanga health center and teams are now trying to meet the medical, as well as water and sanitation, needs of the refugees
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The transit camp, which was set up by the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), will shelter the refugees for a few days or weeks before they are transferred to a permanent camp.
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The refugees have received basic supplies, including cooking equipment, jerry cans for water, and soap. But many people are still living in makeshift shelters that they have built with their own materials or with plastic sheeting that they’ve received. Shelters are being built by the UNHCR, but slowly.
MSF Doctor Luana Lima seeing patients at the MSF hospital in Dadaab refugee camp in northern Kenya. July 22 2011. Photo Brendan Bannon.
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Malian refugees wait to be registered by Mauritanian officials and a local NGO after fleeing Mali in fear for the border in Fassala, Mauritania, July 18, 2012. A convoy of about 1200 new refugees leaves for the closest camp at Mbera. According to UNHCR, there are roughly 92,000 refugees have arrived in the last four months to Fassala in transit to the Mberra refugee camp, and anywhere from 200 to 1200 are arriving daily, as they flee from fighting across northern Mali. Since February 2012, MSF provides primary, secondary health care and maternal health care and nutrition activities in Bassikounou district. MSF also runs nutrition programs in Hodh el Chargui Assaba and Brakna regions.
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The Bubukwanga health center is nearly always full; a tent has been added to the 20-bed facility, expanding it to 30 beds. An average of two deliveries are performed every day in the 10-bed maternity ward. The clinic is has been seeing more than 300 patients every day since July 18, mostly children with respiratory infections, malaria, and diarrhea due to poor water quality. Inside the camp, MSF is treating 130 moderately and severely malnourished children. Teams have also launched a measles vaccination campaign as a preventative measure.
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