27 September 2015

Yesterday violence erupted again in Bangui following the killing of a Muslim man during the early morning.

Doctors Without Borders (MSF) teams working in Mpoko camp, Castor hospital and Hôpital General activated mass casualty plans in all its three project locations, establishing an emergency set-up to cope with influx of the wounded. 

In total MSF received a total of 75 wounded patients, performed stabilisation and 15 surgeries.

"It's very sad to see violence of such a scale occur once again, as we haven't experienced anything like this since October last year" said Emmanuel Lampaert, MSF Head of Mission in Central African Republic.

"All our teams in Bangui were mobilised and have worked intensively to provide care to those who were wounded. We continue to monitor the situation closely in case violence would erupt again."

In total, 21 deaths have been reported and more than 100 wounded, although the real number could be even higher. Many buildings in town have also been destroyed or damaged.

Find out more about MSF's work in the Central Republic of Congo.