“Forget about anything that can be called healthcare. There is too much killing that is going on and there are too few hospitals with staff that who can treat you.”
MSF has provided specialised care to 53 women, men and children who were raped in a series of incidents that occurred between 19 January and 21 January in South Kivu, in the east of the DRC.
Intense combat on September 23 in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, has overloaded a MSF-supported hospital with dozens of severely wounded people, including women and children.
MSF's report “Three time victims” demonstrates how this triple victimisation impacts the mental health of people living in Caquetá department (southern Colombia). In this report, MSF calls for mental health services to be adapted to the needs of this vulnerable population.
Today, after 20 years of emergency medical aid in Liberia, MSF officially stops running its final hospitals and the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare takes responsibility for these services.
Concerns about the risk of flooding in Belet Weyne, Somalia, during recent weeks materialised last weekend when the rising water levels led to the displacement of over 10,000 habitants from the town.