During some of the most extreme periods of violence, the UN opened its gates to civilians and these bases transitioned into Protection of Civilians (PoC) sites in South Sudan.
South Africa remains the main country of destination for asylum-seekers, refugees and migrants in Southern Africa
Everywhere around the world, we work with refugees and we see people who have lost everything and are struggling to have access to basic living conditions
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.
MSF is treating many snakebite patients in its project in Agok in South Sudan. Until 2016, MSF was using an antivenom called FAV-Afrique to treat snakebite patients in Sub-Saharan Africa.
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 high number of measles cases in Nigeria attribute to a lack of measles vaccination and an insufficient routine vaccination.
Two million South Sudanese are refugees and a further two million are displaced within South Sudan. This means that one-third of the population. Some find themselves in militarised Protection of Civilian (PoC) sites managed by the UN or in other camps. Many people in the camps don’t yet feel safe enough to return to their homes.
On 14 May 2018, the Israeli army shot more than 1,300 Palestinians, killing 60 of them, during the weekly protests by the fence between Gaza and Israel. A year later, many of those injured are still struggling with the devastating consequences of their wounds.