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Drouillard COVID-19 Hospital Opening
Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19 cases in Haiti spike dramatically as MSF opens treatment centre

In response to the growing spread of COVID-19 in Haiti, MSF opened the Drouillard treatment centre in Port-au-Prince, to care for people with severe cases of the coronavirus.  Project Update - 5 Jun 2020
 
Eastern Burkina Faso: Out of sight, people suffer from violence, diseases and lack of water
Burkina Faso

Out of sight, people suffer from rise in violence in eastern Burkina Faso

Abdallah Hussein, MSF's head of mission in Burkina Faso, describes how a surge in violence, and the threat of COVID-19 has impacted people's lives in the country's east. Op-Ed - 5 Jun 2020
 
Burnt out building in Macomia Mozambique
Mozambique

Thousands displaced, healthcare jeopardised, as violence surges in Cabo Delgado

Violence has erupted again in northeastern Mozambique's Cabo Delgado province, forcing people to hide in the bush and jeopardising access to healthcare. Press Release - 5 Jun 2020
 
Wadda
Democratic Republic of Congo

Nearly 200,000 people forced from homes as violence surges in northeast DRC

A surge in violence has forced 200,000 people to flee their homes in the last two months in Ituri province, northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo. MSF teams are urging other organisations to provide assistance to displaced people. Press Release - 4 Jun 2020
 
Ebola response in Mangina
DRC Ebola outbreaks

Crisis update - June 2020

On 1 August 2018, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) declared an outbreak of Ebola in the northeastern North Kivu province, which has become the country's largest-ever. On 1 June, DRC declared another outbreak in northwestern Equateur province. Crisis Update - 4 Jun 2020
 
COVID-19 Response in Niger
Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic

Facing multiple challenges in responding to COVID-19 in Niger

MSF teams are supporting health authorities in Niger to manage the COVID-19 pandemic, in a context where insecurity is rife and persistent rumours and misinformation add to the complexity of the response. Project Update - 3 Jun 2020
 
Covid unit at G point hospital
Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic

Any future COVID-19 vaccines must be sold at cost and accessible to all

As world leaders gather to pledge billions of dollars for a COVID-19 vaccine fund, MSF has urged governments to hold pharmaceutical companies to account and demand that they offer any coronavirus vaccines at cost price. Press Release - 3 Jun 2020
 
MSF installed a treatment center for COVID-19 in Tamauilpas.
Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic

MSF opens two COVID-19 treatment centres in northeastern Mexico

MSF has opened COVID-19 treatment centres in Reynosa and Matamoros, in far northeastern Mexico, in coordination with the local health authorities, to help prevent their health systems from becoming overwhelmed. Project Update - 3 Jun 2020
 
Revolting attack on pregnant women and babies
Afghanistan

Fifteen mothers confirmed killed in Kabul maternity wing attack

Three weeks after an horrific, brutal attack on MSF's maternity wing at Dasht-e-Barchi hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan, we seek an inquiry as we confirm 15 mothers were killed. Project Update - 3 Jun 2020
 
Oxygen bottles in Yemen
Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic

“We have a lot of people that die quickly” of COVID-19 in Yemen

MSF teams have been running the COVID-19 treatment centre in Aden, Yemen, where the rates of people dying from the coronavirus - and quickly - have staggered our staff. Project Update - 2 Jun 2020
Cholera intervention in South Kivu
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