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May 19, 2017

The situation for the civilian population of Central African Republic reached a new low this week, with clashes in Alindao on May 8, a large-scale attack on Bangassou on May 13 and fighting in Bria starting on May 15. Thousands of people are displaced, with little assistance. Signs of religious and ethnic-based targeting are becoming all too visible. By providing strong and reliable information from the field on regular basis, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), as one of the only humanitarian actors still on the ground, describes the violence and raising concerns about a quickly deteriorating situation.

May 19, 2016

A Doctors Without Border/Médecins Sans Frontières(MSF) staff member was shot and killed during an ambush on two MSF vehicles in Kouki, Central African Republic (CAR). MSF is outraged and demands safety for humanitarian workers.

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.

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.

September 29, 2015

Since last weekend, a new eruption of violence has engulfed Bangui, the capital city of Central African Republic. Despite the tension and insecurity, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams are maintaining their presence and are treating the wounded who manage to arrive at the three MSF medical facilities in town.

September 03, 2015

For the past 18 months, 400 people have been living under self-imposed exile within their own city behind the high walls and locked gates of the Bishop’s compound in Berbérati, Central African Republic (CAR), to escape violence.

May 05, 2014

In protest against the brutal killing of 16 civilians, including three of its humanitarian workers, at Boguila Hospital on April 26, Médecins Sans Frontières/ Doctors without Borders (MSF) is reducing its activities in the Central African Republic (CAR) and related projects in neighbouring countries for one week to emergency medical care only. The organization will also evaluate the working environment for its staff and the future of its medical activities in the area.

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April 28, 2014

Sixteen civilians, including three national staff members with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), were killed during an armed robbery on MSF hospital grounds in the northern town of Boguila, in Central African Republic (CAR) on Saturday afternoon.

September 11, 2013

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) denounces the targeting of civilians in a new wave of violence in the Central African Republic (CAR). In Bouca, 325 kilometres north of the capital, Bangui, MSF has treated 26 people injured either by machetes or gunshots, including eight women and six children.

May 17, 2013

Serge St-Louis recently returned from nine months working with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Central African Republic (CAR). He was in the field in late 2012, when Seleka, a new coalition of Central African rebel groups, took control of several towns before finally entering Bangui, the capital, in late March. He updates us on the post-conflict situation, including the issues and outlook for the country, its health care system and MSF.