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 More than half the world’s population of refugees came from six countries: Afghanistan, Somalia, Iraq, Syria, Lebannon and Sudan. MSF teams working in these countries are doing their best to meet the increased medical needs of people who have been forced to flee their homes due to conflict.“I am not a criminal, I am not a thief”, Amadou’s story from Ivory CoastFrom Syria to Greece: “What we...
 I was living in Abidjan. People who were against the president at the 2010-2011 elections were attacked. Violence led me to leave my country. It was my mother’s decision. My mum has a good job and we were having a good life there. But my life was in danger.March 2011: Butuo is the main official crossing point between the Liberia and Ivory Coast. The Cestos river used to be the border. Tens...
About 200 000 deaths from malaria each year could be averted if African governments follow new World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines, soon to be released, and switch from the far less effective medication quinine to artesunate, according to Medecins Sans Frontieres / Doctors Without borders (MSF). Read here. 
This film reviews MSFs activities during the year 2011-2012 in these countries: Somalia - Haiti - Syria - Libya - Malnutrition - Burlina Faso - Côte d'Ivoire - Central African Republic - South Sudan - Pakistan - Chechnya - Generics - Tuberculosis
Abidjan, Ivory Coast  – Medical teams from the international humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) are treating survivors of ongoing violence in southwestern Ivory Coast, including those affected by last week’s attack on the town of Zriglo, where up to sixteen civilians were killed and 50 houses burned.  ...
Abdul. Photo: Eric Bouvet/ VII Network Some 3,000 sub-Saharan Africans are stranded in camps at the Tunisian border with Libya. Most had fled violence or repression in their own countries in search of work in Libya. Due to the war, they had to flee. But due to the situations in their native countries, they cannot be repatriated, and are...
"We left the village on February 28,” Honorine says. The fighting in western Ivory Coast had drawn close to their home, near Toulepleu, and she and her family decided they had no other choice. “We spent two weeks in the brush and then walked for 10 days to get here, to Guiglo. We came with the entire family, 28 people." Since arriving in Guiglo, Honorine has not left...
“During the crisis, there were only three of us midwives here in the Anyama hospital,” says Viviane recalling the fighting that raged in Abidjan from late February to April. “There were no doctors and no nurses. Only two nurse-trainees came during the day.” Viviane and two colleagues took 48-hour shifts in order to assist women who managed to reach this hospital,...
  Abidjan - further medical needs 
Salha Issoufou, the Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) Head of Mission in Abidjan, explains the difficulty teams are encountering when trying to treat patients in Abidjan and in the West of Ivory Coast.   How do MSF teams manage to work in Abidjan?   We have been stuck in the offices and at the hospital for the last three days. We can...
Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) Surgeon Cristiana Bertocchi recently finished a short stint in Ivory Coast, during which she worked in the Abobo Sud neighborhood of Abidjan. The city is one of the main flashpoints in the widespread and worsening violence in the country. At present, the Ministry of Health hospital in Abobo Sud, where MSF is working, is the...
Carole Coeur is currently working as a Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (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. Here she talks about what she and other MSF staff in the area have been seeing:...
As the situation in Ivory Coast deteriorates, civilians are caught in the middle. Many of those who have been unable to flee Abidjan are now stuck, unable to move around because of the violence in the streets. Even getting wounded to hospitals is very difficult. On 31st March 15 patients with gunshot wounds were brought to the MSF-supported hospital in Abobo Sud district of the city, although...
MSF coordinator Henry Gray spoke by phone from the city of Abidjan, Ivory Coast, where fighting has intensified in the last few days. "It’s quite a hairy situation here at the moment. We’re hearing constant gunfire along with the occasional heavy detonation, and that’s been going on for a few days now. We had been moving around visiting clinics and helping patients up...
Though major fighting between armed groups may have come to a close in the western Ivory Coast, the situation nonetheless remains extremely tense and extremely dangerous, as sporadic and fierce violence continues to plague several cities in the region. Many wounded people suffering from gunshot or machete wounds have arrived in hospitals in the western towns of Danané, Man, and Bangolo...
PARIS – The international medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières /Doctors Without Borders (MSF) called today on the warring forces in Ivory Coast to take all necessary measures to ensure that people can safely reach medical facilities and that MSF medical teams can travel freely in the city of Abidjan and other parts of the country affected by fighting...
MSF asks parties to conflict to allow medical teams to care for all patients Ivory Coast/Liberia - The international medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors without Borders (MSF) today expressed concern over the deteriorating situation in the west of Ivory Coast and the border region with Liberia. As the population flees violence, medical personnel are...
Paris - Increasingly intense armed confrontations over recent weeks in Ivory Coast, together with political gridlock, have had serious consequences on the country’s population, the international medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said today.   Fighting has led to new displacements of people in...
An MSF doctor examines a patient during a consultation in January 2007 in the region of Guiglo, Ivory Coast. Photo: Andrea Bussotti / MSF  Uncertainty continues in Ivory Coast since disputed elections took place in November 2010. General tensions remain and may lead to isolated clashes not directly linked to the elections situation. In Duékoué in the west of the...
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