January 29, 2016

A nervous calm prevails as the Central African Republic (CAR) awaits the final round of presidential elections due to take place in early February. Renewed outbreaks of inter-communal conflict since September are keeping the population on edge, with many fearing a flare-up of tensions at any moment.

December 11, 2015

Unprecedented numbers of pregnant women are seeking medical care at the Centre de Référence en Urgence Obstétricales (CRUO), a hospital in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, run by Doctors Without Borders/Médécins Sans Frontières (MSF) focusing on complicated obstetrics — the result of funding cuts by international donors and limited Haitian government spending on healthcare.

December 07, 2015

A triple suicide attack that took place on the island of Koulfa in the Lake Chad area of Chad last Saturday morning has reportedly killed 30 people and wounded up to 200. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams present in the area have immediately mobilized to provide support to the Chadian Ministry of Health.

December 03, 2015

An airstrike carried out by the Saudi-led military coalition intervening in Yemen has hit a clinic run by international medical organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in the south of the country, wounding nine people, including two MSF staff.  

November 27, 2015

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is assisting severely wounded civilians after an attack Wednesday night in Gogoni, a village in the Diffa region of south-east Niger. According to local authorities, 18 people have been killed, 16 wounded and around 100 houses have been burned during the attack.

November 27, 2015

Since May 2013, violent insurgencies by the Boko Haram extremist group have led to widespread displacement and an escalating humanitarian crisis in the Lake Chad region of northern central Africa.

November 23, 2015

At 2:30 pm local time on Thursday, November 19, an aerial attack was launched on Erbin, one of the besieged zones to the east of Damascus in Syria. Half an hour later, at approximately 3:00 pm, when seven wounded patients were arriving for urgent treatment, two missiles exploded just outside the entrance of the Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)-supported makeshift hospital in the area.

November 18, 2015

The international medical aid organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) treated 60 injured people at its trauma centre in Bujumbura, the capital city of Burundi, on Monday after grenades exploded in several of the city’s neighbourhoods.  

“On Monday morning, we treated nearly 60 wounded people in the emergency room within a very short period of time,” explains MSF program manager Richard Veerman.

November 03, 2015

Spiraling violence in South Sudan’s Unity State is having a devastating effect on the civilian population and leading to an unprecedented humanitarian crisis, according to international medical organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).