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 high number of measles cases in Nigeria attribute to a lack of measles vaccination and an insufficient routine vaccination.
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.
MSF calls for humanitarian assistance to Al Hol to continue to be scaled up, for aid organisations to be given access to all parts of the camp
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.
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.
Measles outbreak in Chad was declared in May 2018 is still ongoing, putting the lives of hundreds of thousands of children in the country at risk
MSF continues to run community-based activities tackling the last remaining cases of cholera and limit the possibility of a resurgence of the outbreak.