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Albert Carames, MSF Humanitarian Affairs Officer in Bangui (CAR) Albert Caramés has returned to Barcelona after nine months working as a humanitarian affairs officer in Bangui, capital of the troubled Central African Republic, where over a year ago the coup by the Séléka rebels triggered a civil conflict that has pushed an already fragile, vulnerable country, one of the poorest in the world,...
Children hacked to death by machetes, grenades thrown in suburbs and stray bullets entering a refugee camp: no one is immune from violence in the Central African Republic... "There is a state of despair among the people," said Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) psychologist Gail Womersely, who has just returned from the war-torn country... Womersely spoke yesterday in Johannesburg about her five...
Sunday Times reporters visiting the Central African Republic (CAR), give an account of the harsh conditions children are experiencing in the Muslim enclave of PK12 in CAR... Apart from bullet and machete wounds, malnutrition, malaria, lack of food, water and fuel are some of the challenges stalking the residents...  "It's been a constant nightmare since October," said Francesco Minisini...
Doctors Without Borders (MSF) clinical psychologist , Gail Womersley shares her experience working in Central African Republic (CAR) and also talks about how psychological and physical stress in the country has contributed to an increase in premature births... Womersley has just returned to South Africa after working for a month giving trauma counselling to local MSF staff in CAR...
  Martine Flokstra is the MSF Head of Mission in the Central African Republic. She describes the situation of a population deeply affected by ongoing violence. What is the humanitarian situation in PK 12 camp? In the capital of the Central African Republic, Bangui, and elsewhere in the country, armed groups have entered the fray. New clashes have erupted...
Doctors Without Borders (MSF)'s Jens Pedersen, UNICEF's Sooliman D'abate and Africa Institute of South Africa's Bongani Maphosa and Institute for Security Studies' David Zounmenou, discuss the humanitarian situation in the Central African Republic (CAR). Listen to the podcast below
South Africa is coming under increasing pressure to contribute more to resolving the crisis in Central African Republic (CAR), where an African and international force of peacekeepers has been unable to stop communal and religious violence... Besides calls by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to the international community to provide 3 000 more troops, an International Humanitarian...
Doctors Without Borders (MSF) SA Humanitarian Advisor, Jens Pedersen and AU spokesperson for MISCA, Eloi Yao discuss the conflict in Central Africa during the Redi Thlabi show. Listen to part 2 of the podcast below
Visit MSF projects around the world and see what we do. This month we take a look at the Central African Republic, South Sudan, refugees in Kenya, Uganda and Ethiopia, and Afghanistan  
An estimated 100 000 people holed up at an airport in the Central African Republic (CAR) gained some respite this week when aid workers delivered food after a three-week impasse... Families have sought refuge at a makeshift camp at M'poko Airport in the capital, Bangui, as a wave of killing and looting continues in the country... Meanwhile, aid agencies like Medecins Sans Frontiers are also...
Cape Town clinical psychologist Gail Womersley spent the month of December working with war survivors in the unrelenting heat of the South Sudanese desert... Womersley who recently returned from strife-torn country, recounts her experience working there... She was part of an international medical team working in the town of Gumuruk, treating nomadic Merle people for malaria and infectious...
A South African nurse stationed in Juba, South Sudan, describes the hard conditions at a refugee camp in the violence-hit country... Nurse Anna Cilliers went to South Sudan on December 2 with the humanitarian group Doctors without Borders and was stationed in Gumuruk.   Read article below                          ...
Medical teams extremely concerned for those affected by the fighting Tensions and conflict across many regions of South Sudan continue one week after they began. Doctors Without Borders (MSF) emergency teams are increasing their response to affected regions by treating the injured, donating drugs and medical supplies to health facilities, and providing relief to those displaced by the violence...
MSF wishes to express its deep concern about the unacceptable performance of the United Nations humanitarian system in the Central African Republic over the last year. Desperate civilians have not been provided with even the minimum standards required in such emergency settings. 12 December 2013 Ms Valerie Amos Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency...
MSF calls for an end to violence against patients, civilians and medical staff working in health care facilities in Bangui and throughout the country. The wave of violence that began in Bangui on December 5 also affects health care facilities in the capital of the Central African Republic. Last Thursday, staff and patients at Amitié Hospital witnessed summary executions...
Fear and floods are keeping people from seeking assistance in Pibor County, in South Sudan’s Jonglei state. Around 90,000 people are still missing, in fear hiding in the bush. Some 28,000 people are accounted for, but few of these people are receiving the assistance they need. Photos by: Photo: Camille Lepage/Hans Lucas...
Cape Town born, Damien Brown shares his experience working as an MSF dcotor in different African countries in his memoir, 'Band-aid for a Broken Leg'.   Read article below   
Bunia/Geneva - With clashes intensifying in South Irumu, Oriental Province since October 21, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) calls on the parties to the conflict to respect the civilian populations and the integrity of medical facilities. The medical organisation also reports that the level of humanitarian aid is insufficient to meet the displaced persons’ most urgent needs and calls further for...
  MSF’s doctor Vanessa Naidoo has managed to forge a career combining her two passions: medicine and people… She joined MSF two years ago, after watching disturbing newsclips of injured people in the Libyan uprising… Her first mission involved setting up a maternity hospital in Afghanistan and supervising the operating theatre.  Read the article "MSF doctor...
  Open Letter to All States and Non-State Actors Involved in the Syrian Conflict Following the agreement brokered between the governments of Russia and the United States of America, the international medical humanitarian organisation Doctors Without Borders (MSF) calls on these two States to place at the top of their diplomatic agendas the substantial scale up...
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