CAR: Providing Aid to Some 40,000 People Displaced by Violence in Bangui

Queues of exhausted patients waiting outside the site. 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.
Samuel Hanryon/MSF
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MSF is providing emergency aid to some 40,000 people taking shelter in Bangui's airport after being displaced from their homes by violence.

Queues of exhausted patients waiting outside the site. 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.
Samuel Hanryon/MSF
Queues of exhausted patients waiting outside the site. 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.
Samuel Hanryon/MSF
Queues of exhausted patients waiting outside the site. 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.
Samuel Hanryon/MSF
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.
Samuel Hanryon/MSF
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.
CAR 2013 © Samuel Hanryon/MSF
Registration of children. Temperature measurement and a quick test to determine if they are infected with malaria. Every day dozens of children under five are affected by lack of shelters and mosquito nets. Children are weighed to determine the dose to prescribe. 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.
Samuel Hanryon/MSF
First aid for the wounded. Some were injured in the city, others on the IDP site during fights or distributions. Surgical procedures are performed for injuries, including machete wounds. The most serious patients are stabilised to be referred to the Community Hospital and Castor Health Centre, where MSF has surgical units. 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.
Samuel Hanryon/MSF
First aid for the wounded. Some were injured in the city, others on the IDP site during fights or distributions. Surgical procedures are performed for injuries, including machete wounds. The most serious patients are stabilised to be referred to the Community Hospital and Castor Health Centre, where MSF has surgical units. 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.
Samuel Hanryon/MSF
Tessy Fauscht, medical coordinator of the project, in the triage zone. Children with the most worrisome medical signs are immediately sent to the registration and then to the medical consultations. 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.
CAR 2013 © Samuel Hanryon/MSF
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.
Samuel Hanryon/MSF