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February 25, 2015

Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) began providing vaccinations this week for at least 18,000 children under the age of 15, mostly living the Batangafo camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in northern Central African Republic (CAR). The camp has become the largest in the country, with a population of around 35,000 people.  Besides vaccinations agains measles and polio, the children will receive vitamins and treatment against parasites.

February 12, 2015

Djamilou is a logistician with Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF). He was most recently in Niger, but he first started working with MSF in his home country of Central African Republic (CAR).

November 12, 2014

On November 7, a transport truck with medical supplies, a vehicle clearly identified as operating for Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF), was stopped and held captive by an armed group on the route linking Paoua in the north of Central African Republic (CAR) to the capital city of Bangui.

September 08, 2014

The international medical humanitarian organization Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has been forced to stop almost all of its activities in the city of Batangafo, in northern Central African Republic (CAR). Around 40 MSF staff members have been evacuated following violent incidents and threats against MSF members, a result of increased tensions in the area.

August 20, 2014

This story appears in the Summer 2014 issue of Dispatches, the MSF Canada magazine. To download the complete magazine or to read previous issues, please visit our Publications page.

August 20, 2014

Renewed fighting has flared up following unrest in the PK5 neighbourhood of Bangui, the capital of Central African Republic (CAR), where some 2,200 Muslims still reside. Local militiamen have clashed with the international forces present in Bangui.

November 26, 2013

For the second time in two months, clashes between rival forces have led to another wave of mass displacement in the town of Bouca, northeastern Central African Republic (CAR). The displacement highlights the need for urgent humanitarian action in CAR, said Médécins Sans Frontières (MSF) today.

October 16, 2013

Tens of thousands of people have fled in a new wave of attacks and killings by armed groups and government forces in north-western Central African Republic (CAR), Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) reported today.

Residents of the town of Batangafo, in northern Central African Republic (CAR), are trying to regain a sense of normality this week after intense recent fighting between mostly Muslim Séléka militia forces based in the town and French-led Sangaris forces earlier this month.