Interview with Pascal Piquet, MSF logistician in Gueckedou, Guinea. He is part of an MSF team responding to the Ebola outbreak.
As the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia deports ‘illegal’ foreign workers, 154,837 people have arrived in Ethiopia. They are returning home, either by force or voluntarily. MSF is providing medical and psychological care to people traumatised by their experiences.
PRESS RELEASE: MSF strongly condemns the looting of its facilities yesterday in Bentiu, South Sudan. This looting jeopardises our operations in the area and endangers the humanitarian response to the ongoing violence.
A week after five international staff members were taken from an MSF house in northern Syria on the evening of 2nd January, 2014, MSF continues to put all efforts toward securing their safe return.
Clashes between Mai-Mai militias and governmental forces have been rocking the area around Shamwana, Katanga province since November. MSF calls on armed groups in Katanga province to respect and ensure the safety of civilians and allow them to access the healthcare that they need.
Every day, boatloads of people fleeing violence arrive at Awerial, on the west bank of the Nile. Mostly women and children, they carry the few belongings they can salvage from their homes in Bor, the capital of neighbouring Jonglei state.
MSF is vaccinating 68,000 children against measles in camps across the capital of Central African Republic to prevent an outbreak.
Three weeks of fighting raging throughout much of South Sudan are having increasingly serious consequences for the country’s people, says MSF.
Angel Corate gave birth to baby Janel on 16th December by Caesarean section. She underwent this lifesaving operation, and she and Janel received ongoing care, at the maternity ward and newborn unit in MSF's inflatable hospital in Tacloban.
Despite the presence of international armed forces in the capital of Central African Republic, fighting, lynchings and violent attacks are still a daily occurrence in Bangui and the situation in the city appears to be out of control.
Tens of thousands of South Sudanese have arrived in Awerial, in Lakes state, after fleeing violence in Bor. With thousands more people arriving each day, living conditions are verging on the catastrophic and there is an urgent need for increased medical and humanitarian assistance.