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Photo by Phil Moore
A girl recovers in an MSF clinic after suffering an electric shock from an exposed wire in a refugee camp in Juba, South Sudan. Roughly 300 miles north of Juba, in Malakal, MSF was forced to suspend its medical activities last week after the MSF compound was looted. Thousands of people were left without medical care. Read more: http://bit.ly/1aohxdM

Photo by Phil Moore

A girl recovers in an MSF clinic after suffering an electric shock from an exposed wire in a refugee camp in Juba, South Sudan. Roughly 300 miles north of Juba, in Malakal, MSF was forced to suspend its medical activities last week after the MSF compound was looted. Thousands of people were left without medical care. Read more: http://bit.ly/1aohxdM

Photo by Jacob Simkin/MSF
South Sudan: Since fighting erupted in Bor, Jonglei State, people have been fleeing to the town of Awerial, in neighboring Lakes State, seeking safety. The area does not have the capacity to absorb all of the new arrivals, and living conditions are near catastrophic. More medical and humanitarian assistance is urgently needed. See a slideshow: http://bit.ly/1bWgOuq

Photo by Jacob Simkin/MSF

South Sudan: Since fighting erupted in Bor, Jonglei State, people have been fleeing to the town of Awerial, in neighboring Lakes State, seeking safety. The area does not have the capacity to absorb all of the new arrivals, and living conditions are near catastrophic. More medical and humanitarian assistance is urgently needed. See a slideshow: http://bit.ly/1bWgOuq

Photo by Juan Carlos Tomasi/MSF
New fighting and threats against civilians near the town of Bouca, Central African Republic (CAR), have pushed hundreds more people out of their homes, making the massive humanitarian crisis in this country even more severe. Watch our webcast on the situation in CAR on Dec. 4: http://disasterignored.eventbrite.com/

Photo by Juan Carlos Tomasi/MSF

New fighting and threats against civilians near the town of Bouca, Central African Republic (CAR), have pushed hundreds more people out of their homes, making the massive humanitarian crisis in this country even more severe. Watch our webcast on the situation in CAR on Dec. 4: http://disasterignored.eventbrite.com/

Photo: MSF doctor Thomas Mollet and MSF nurse Daddy Eale Lomyaka in Katanga. DRC 2013 © MSF
DRC: Lives at Risk as Fighting Continues in Katanga Province
Fighting in Katanga province of the Democratic Republic of Congo has forced thousands of people to flee their homes and perilously reduced access to lifesaving medical services.
Amid fighting between government forces and Mai-Mai militias over recent weeks, about 500 displaced people sought refuge on the grounds of the MSF hospital in the town of Shamwana. Many others who fled farther away are cut off from essential health care due to fear of moving from the bush.
“People living here are terrified,” said Thomas Mollet, an MSF doctor in Shamwana. “We’re surrounded by empty villages and have seen a drop in patient numbers at the hospital. People have fled and don’t dare to seek medical treatment. They’re too scared.”
The fighting has also curtailed MSF outreach activities, and some Congolese nurses employed by MSF were forced to flee with the population into the bush. The MSF health centers in Monga and Kishale were looted, and solar panels were stripped from the roof. Attempts are being made to deliver medicines to remaining health posts in the area.
The people who sheltered at the MSF hospital have since moved a short distance away because of challenges maintaining hygiene within the hospital compound.

Photo: MSF doctor Thomas Mollet and MSF nurse Daddy Eale Lomyaka in Katanga. DRC 2013 © MSF

DRC: Lives at Risk as Fighting Continues in Katanga Province

Fighting in Katanga province of the Democratic Republic of Congo has forced thousands of people to flee their homes and perilously reduced access to lifesaving medical services.

Amid fighting between government forces and Mai-Mai militias over recent weeks, about 500 displaced people sought refuge on the grounds of the MSF hospital in the town of Shamwana. Many others who fled farther away are cut off from essential health care due to fear of moving from the bush.

“People living here are terrified,” said Thomas Mollet, an MSF doctor in Shamwana. “We’re surrounded by empty villages and have seen a drop in patient numbers at the hospital. People have fled and don’t dare to seek medical treatment. They’re too scared.”

The fighting has also curtailed MSF outreach activities, and some Congolese nurses employed by MSF were forced to flee with the population into the bush. The MSF health centers in Monga and Kishale were looted, and solar panels were stripped from the roof. Attempts are being made to deliver medicines to remaining health posts in the area.

The people who sheltered at the MSF hospital have since moved a short distance away because of challenges maintaining hygiene within the hospital compound.

MSF Treats Bomb-Blast Victims in Yemen

The cities of Jaar, Lawdar, and Aden in southern Yemen, where health facilities are receiving increasing numbers of patients injured in conflict.

Since May 12, MSF teams have received increasing numbers of patients admitted to health facilities in Jaar, Lawdar, and Aden, following a new wave of violence and fighting around Zinjibar, capital of Abyan Governorate, and Lawdar, 100 miles northeast of Zinjibar. Eight severely injured people were transferred to Aden from an emergency health post in Jaar, while 43 people were treated at Lawdar Hospital. All patients are civilians suffering from bomb-blast injuries. MSF staff at Lawdar have been unable to refer patients to other health facilities as road blockages have made travel impossible.MSF is extremely concerned about the fate of civilians caught in the current fighting and calls on all parties to protect the civilian population and allow access to health facilities.2012 © Google

MSF Treats Bomb-Blast Victims in Yemen

The cities of Jaar, Lawdar, and Aden in southern Yemen, where health facilities are receiving increasing numbers of patients injured in conflict.

Since May 12, MSF teams have received increasing numbers of patients admitted to health facilities in Jaar, Lawdar, and Aden, following a new wave of violence and fighting around Zinjibar, capital of Abyan Governorate, and Lawdar, 100 miles northeast of Zinjibar. Eight severely injured people were transferred to Aden from an emergency health post in Jaar, while 43 people were treated at Lawdar Hospital. All patients are civilians suffering from bomb-blast injuries. MSF staff at Lawdar have been unable to refer patients to other health facilities as road blockages have made travel impossible.

MSF is extremely concerned about the fate of civilians caught in the current fighting and calls on all parties to protect the civilian population and allow access to health facilities.

2012 © Google