Earlier this week, renewed fighting around the town of Duékoué sent more than 60 wounded people to the MSF-supported hospital in Bangolo, about 30 kilometers (18 miles) north. The MSF local staff in Duékoué also received 138 patients. At least hundreds of people fled the town, and among them part of the medical staff. Their situation is very worrying—the population continues to suffer from the direct consequences of the violence.
Carole Coeur, who is currently working as an MSF field coordinator in the western reaches of Ivory Coast, near the border with Liberia, where MSF is running mobile clinics and supporting local hospitals amidst pervasive insecurity and violence.