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NAURU - MSF forced to end its Mental Health activities

Nauru | Concerns over reopening Christmas Island detention centre

MSF is concerned over the recent Australian government proposal to reopen the Christmas Island detention centre for patients medically evacuated from Nauru and Manus Island. MSF Australia - 21 Feb 2019
Day of Violence in the Central African Republic
Central African Republic

Unprotected: Report on violence and lack of protection for civilians in CAR

Six years of conflict in Central African Republic has offered little respite to citizens. An MSF report outlines the extreme violence our teams have witnessed and the ineffectiveness of MINUSCA, the UN’s peacekeeping mission in CAR. Report - 19 Feb 2019
Snakebite MSF Project - Abdurafi, Ethiopia

“The first ten minutes are critical”: treating snakebite in Ethiopia

Snakebite overwhelmingly affects the rural poor, such as migrant harvest workers in northern Ethiopia. Access to treatment remains difficult, due to high prices for antivenoms, and the unavailability of effective antivenom in remote places.
Voices from the Field - 14 Feb 2019
Goura, Cameroon - Displaced from Rann, Nigeria

Nothing to drink and nowhere to sleep for thousands who’ve fled Rann, Nigeria

MSF staff have treated hundreds of people with urgent needs living in a makeshift camp in far northwestern Cameroon after 35,000 fled violence in Rann, northeastern Nigeria. Press Release - 14 Feb 2019
Measles epidemic in (ex-) Katanga Province
Democratic Republic of Congo

Even during a widespread measles epidemic, we can save kids’ lives

A measles epidemic was declared in March 2018 in the former province of Katanga, southeastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Nearly 12 months on, MSF teams are still responding to the outbreak, vaccinating and treating children. Interview - 14 Feb 2019
Patient in Ad Dahi emergency room

MSF opens new emergency room in Ad Dahi hospital

MSF has opened a new emergency room in Ad Dahi hospital, Hodeidah governorate, Yemen, where 100-year old Omar was recently our first patient. Project Update - 14 Feb 2019
Butembo and its surroundings, the new epicentre of the outbreak
DRC 2018 Ebola outbreaks

Potential new Ebola drugs being trialled in MSF treatment centres

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has started enrolling patients in clinical trials of four potential new treatments for Ebola in treatment centres in Katwa and Butembo, North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo. Statement - 12 Feb 2019
El Salvador

Breaking the invisible barriers that divide neighbourhoods controlled by gangs

Staff from the El Salvador Ministry of Health were able, thanks to MSF's presence, to cross the invisible borders imposed by violence that hinders access to health in some neighborhoods in the capital. Project Update - 11 Feb 2019
South Kivu reportage: Numbi & Lulingu
Photo story

South Kivu: Marathon journeys to access basic medical care

In the provinces of North Kivu and South Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), people - particularly pregnant women - face challenges in accessing health care; insecurity and conflict in the region, long distances between villages and health centres, roads that become muddy rivers in the rainy season. Photo Story - 8 Feb 2019
World Malaria Day 2018 in DRC
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)

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