The Central African Republic is plagued by a serious measles outbreak that is threatened by the increasing novel coronavirus outbreak. Our main concern is that if COVID-19 prevents children from getting vaccinated more of them will die.
For the first time in a decade, international and domestic funds available to fight HIV and TB declined in 2018, putting further pressure on countries facing these epidemics.
The Central African population is suffering from various forms of human violence caused by the socio-political crisis that the country has been going through for the past 6 years, including sexual violence.
Between 22nd April and 13th May, EURECA, the MSF emergency team, responded to an outbreak of measles reported in Vakaga, in north-east CAR, over 700 km from the capital Bangui and close to the borders with Chad and Sudan, one of the most isolated areas in the country.
On Tuesday, 21 May, gunmen (reportedly belonging to “3R”, a local armed group assaulted three villages not far from Paoua, in the North-West of Central African Republic – the way attacks were run is similar: villagers were gathered with the excuse of an urgent meeting, then they were shot at.
Gaulbert Mokafe, an MSF nurse assistant was killed at the hands of members of an armed group in the Central African Republic
MSF denounces the deliberate targeted attacks against the civilian population in Batangafo and other areas such as Ippy and Alindao
MSF is deeply concerned about the humanitarian situation of 5,000 displaced people currently seeking shelter in Batangafo Hospital
Violent clashes between armed groups in northern and central CAR left 32 injured on Wednesday, 31 October 2018