Since 2016, clashes between English-speaking secessionists and government forces in North-West and South-West Cameroon have uprooted 530,000 people from their homes, triggering acute humanitarian needs across both regions. Lacking adequate shelter, food, water, and hygiene, people are at increased risk of disease, and violence and restrictions on movement limit their access to medical care.
The displacement of refugees’ strains resources and compounds existing difficult livelihoods of host communities, thereby expanding the humanitarian needs for both the host and refugee population
Dr. Alan Gonzalez is from Mexico and joined MSF in 2009. Here he describes his experiences providing care to children suffering from pneumonia.
MSF teams support Ministry of Health in Koulfa Island, Lake Chad following suicide attacks on Saturday morning.
Tens of thousands of people in northern Cameroon are in need of humanitarian aid after fleeing attacks by Boko Haram in neighbouring Nigeria. MSF teams are scaling up their assistance to the refugees and to local communities.
An MSF emergency team in CAR has started an intervention focused on children, women and victims of violence in Kouango town and its surroundings.
A retrospective mortality study conducted by MSF among Central African refugees in Sido, Chad, reveals extreme levels of death during a violent crackdown against the Central African Republic’s (CAR) Muslim minority.
Doctors Without Borders (MSF) reduces medical activities in the CAR and related projects in neighbouring countries following Boguila massacre, ongoing abuses against civilians.
After an exhausting trip on convoys, most of which came under attack in the CAR, the refugees are now in Sido, southern Chad, experiencing extremely precarious sanitary and living conditions.