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August 10, 2017

Some 10,000 people are sheltering in the grounds of Batangafo hospital more than 10 days after violence broke out between rival groups in this northern Central African Republic (CAR) city, according to international medical organization Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).

July 12, 2017

The merciless killing of a baby in a Hospital in Zemio, Central African Republic (CAR), where the medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) runs a project, points to the extreme brutality against civilians in the escalating conflict, as the number of safe spaces dwindles.

June 08, 2017

‘Will Bambari be next?’ This is the question on everyone’s lips in CAR’s second city and commercial hub. Its residents worry that the violence engulfing the cities of Bangassou and Bria since early May in the form of brutal massacres could soon spread to Bambari, with a repetition of the bloodshed of the 2013-14 war.

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 18, 2017

Canadian project coordinator Will Plowright, who recently returned from working with MSF in Central African Republic, shares the story of one of his closest friends and colleagues, and highlights the crucial role that MSF's locally hired national staff — who make up more than 80 per cent of MSF's employees worldwide — play in our ability to deliver lifesaving care.

May 16, 2017

Over the last week, the city of Bangassou in Central African Republic CAR has being covered by fear and conflict after an intense fighting broke out between the UN forces and an armed group. On Tuesday 15, Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) called all parties to agree to a ceasefire to allow for the deployment of urgent medical aid. This is the testimony of MSF physician Dr. Rene Colgo who currently head of mission in Bangassou city.

May 15, 2017

On Monday May 8, intense fighting broke out between one armed group and the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) in Yongofongo centre. Over the weekend, another attack took place when the same armed group entered the UN force base.

Young woman lays on hospital bed
March 06, 2017

Courtney Bercan is a Canadian nurse currently working with Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) on the Refugee Search and Rescue Mission in the Central Mediterranean. In this piece she describes meeting a young woman fleeing violence and poverty and the deep and lasting impact sexual and gender-based violence can have.

August 30, 2016

On Monday, August 29, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)’s search and rescue boat Dignity I contributed to the rescue of around 3000 people drifting in about 20 rubber dinghies and several wooden boats, one of which carried between 600-700 people, in the central Mediterranean.

July 29, 2016

Hundreds of interviews with people rescued at sea by MSF during 2015 and 2016 have exposed the alarming level of violence and exploitation to which refugees, asylum seekers and migrants are subjected in Libya. Many of those we have rescued report having directly experienced violence in the country, while almost all report witnessing extreme violence against refugees and migrants, including beatings, sexual violence and murder.

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