MSF maintains two teams medical in Monrovia

Today, nine international volunteers and approximately 100 national Liberian staff members work for MSF in the capital. MSF will reinforce these teams as soon as an access to the capital is possible.
Paris - With the majority of the foreign representatives already evacuated from the capital of Liberia, Monrovia, following the recent outbreaks of violence, MSF has decided to maintain two medico-surgical teams to provide aid to the civilian victims of the conflict. On Wednesday June 25, approximately 200 wounded, primarily suffering from injuries sustained from stray bullets, were admitted into the two MSF medical structures installations in the Mamba Point district. A case of cholera was identified amongst these admissions. A cholera epidemic is present in the capital and MSF has installed a cholera isolation and treatment unit in the stadium where more than 15 000 people have taken refuge. This morning, the MSF team could not reach the stadium to supply drugs to the cholera treatment unit. In addition, throughout June 25, two MSF convoys Ã? with 70 patients in severe need of surgical intervention, were able to enter the JFK hospital Ã? where a team from the ICRC is stationed. Today, nine international volunteers and approximately 100 national Liberian staff members work for MSF in the capital. MSF will reinforce these teams as soon as an access to the capital is possible. In addition, an MSF team continues to provide assistance to the near 60,000 people installed in camps in the Bong. MSF asks all belligerents to respect medical installations and personnel as well as the patients and wounded, as required by the Geneva Ã? Convention.