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For MSF’s field communications officer in Afghanistan, the Kunduz attack reaffirmed the importance of the principles that guide our work.
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.
The Rohingya refugee population, living in camps across Cox’s Bazar, remains vulnerable to serious health risks. Refugees reside in overcrowded, tight spaces and continue to live in emergency-like conditions, which increase the threat of potential outbreaks of contagious diseases. MSF continues providing assistance to the refugees and the local community.
The worsening fighting in Tripoli continues, forcing thousands of Libyan families to flee their homes and seek shelter with family or in temporary shelters in schools or other buildings. Over three thousand refugees and migrants are trapped in detention centres and are at risk of being caught in the crossfire.
MSF continues to run community-based activities tackling the last remaining cases of cholera and limit the possibility of a resurgence of the outbreak.
Coming back from Yemen, Taiz, MSF Operations Manager Christian Katzer gives an account of the current situation, saying that wars affect everybody particularly women and children.
In late 2018, MSF staff, armed with paint and paintbrushes, arranged a day of fun and smiles for young patients in the four-bed paediatric ward in Kabinda Central Hospital in Kinshasa.
MSF logistician and community health worker Labana Steven is part of MSF’s emergency team working in Malawi’s Makhanga area to support thousands of people left affected by severe flooding with health and sanitation supplies.