December 12, 2013

As UN humanitarian organizations agree to further mobilize resources in response to the humanitarian crisis in the Central African Republic, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) released an open letter to Valerie Amos, the UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, calling for this decision to be urgently translated into reality.

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.

October 07, 2013

About 9,000 children from Central African Republic (CAR) are now protected against measles and polio, following MSF’s emergency vaccination campaign in Gadzi, north-eastern CAR. The campaign began in August.

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.

July 09, 2013

Three months after Seleka forces seized power in Central African Republic (CAR), the country is in the grip of a humanitarian emergency while the international community remains indifferent, warns Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) today. CAR was plunged into chaos by the coup, and the country remains politically unstable. Citing lack of security, UN agencies and many nongovernmental organizations have withdrawn to the capital, leaving most of the country without aid. According to a report by MSF, released today, the people of CAR have effectively been abandoned just when they most need help.

June 04, 2013

Three months after a coup in the Central African Republic (CAR), Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is scaling up its response to thousands of people left without access to basic healthcare.

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.

April 10, 2013

Uncontrolled armed groups in Central African Republic are causing chaos, leaving civilians without the humanitarian aid they urgently need, warned Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) today.

April 04, 2013

Despite the stabilization of the situation in the capital, access to healthcare remains a challenge. The Community Hospital is the only functional hospital in the city and parts of the capital are still without power and water. Despite the poor conditions, MSF has carried out approximately 40 surgeries on patients in critical condition. Over a 10 days, 341 patients were admitted to hospital. In the early days of the fighting the majority of patients were suffering from gunshot wounds, but MSF teams are now treating more traffic accident victims and patients suffering from wounds, cuts and other injuries.