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October 15, 2015

Last week, violence broke out yet again in Bangui, capital of Central African Republic, forcing thousands of people to flee and seek shelter and protection. Against this backdrop of persistent tension and instability, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams continue to provide assistance to the displaced in Bangui.

January 28, 2015

More than one year after the start of the emergency response to help refugees from the Central African Republic (CAR) who have been fleeing to the eastern part of Cameroon, the work of Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) continues. These refugees remain vulnerable, with many suffering from psychological trauma.

June 24, 2014

More than 90 per cent of the western Central African Republic’s Muslim inhabitants have fled violence in the past few months. Armed international forces are protecting the last Muslims in a few enclaves under very precarious conditions.

In front of the Catholic Church in Carnot, in the western part of the Central African Republic (CAR), Muslims are kneeling to pray. Cameroonian soldiers from the African Union forces guard the gate.

February 11, 2014

CAR is suffering while the world looks the other way

By Stephen Cornish, executive director of Médecins Sans Frontières/ Doctors Without Borders (MSF) Canada

**Originally published in the Globe and Mail, February 11, 2014

UN Security Council & African States Must Act Now to Halt Violence and Scale-up Humanitarian Aid

From  March 22 to 24, heavy fire from automatic weapons and grenade explosions were heard around the PK5 and PK12 neighbourhoods in Bangui, the capital of Central African Republic (CAR). Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams treated 38 wounded, three of whom died of their injuries.

Thousands of Muslims have been trapped for several weeks in these neighbourhoods, with international forces attempting to protect them from attacks by anti-balaka militias.

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.