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19 Dec 2014 description

Since the Ebola outbreak in West Africa was officially declared on 22 March in Guinea, it has claimed 6,387 lives in the region. The outbreak is the largest ever, and is currently affecting four countries in West Africa: Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Mali. Outbreaks in Nigeria and Senegal have been declared over. A separate outbreak in DRC has also ended.

18 Dec 2014 description

L’absence d’accès aux soins de santé est un problème de taille en République démocratique du Congo où il existe moins d’un lit d’hôpital pour 1000 habitants et à peine plus d’un médecin pour 10 000 habitants. Grâce à son réseau de motocyclistes, MSF vient en aide aux habitants des régions isolées de la RDC.

17 Dec 2014 description

Travelling from Minova to Numbi, in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), would be the dream of many motorbike fans. More than two hours of slopes, slippery surfaces and obstacles of all kinds make the journey a test of skill that many local motorcyclists overcome with apparent ease and the serenity of those who face great difficulties every day. As a passenger on the back of the bike, an outsider can hardly admire the beautiful landscape as they worry about the difficulty of a route that requires the driver to perform acrobatic exercises.

21 Nov 2014 description

Since the Ebola outbreak in West Africa was officially declared on 22 March in Guinea, it has claimed 5,420 lives in the region. The outbreak is the largest ever, and is currently affecting four countries in West Africa: Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Mali. One person in Spain and three people in the USA have recovered; one person in the USA has died. Outbreaks in Nigeria and Senegal have been declared over. A separate outbreak in DRC has also ended.

20 Nov 2014 description

Les autorités sanitaires congolaises ont déclaré la fin de l’épidémie samedi 15 novembre. MSF a transmis le centre de traitement qu’elle gérait aux autorités mais se tient prête à intervenir si d’autres cas devaient se déclarer. Au cours des trois mois d’intervention, MSF a pris en charge 65 personnes et organisé le suivi d’un millier de personnes ayant été en contact avec des malades.

17 Nov 2014 description
  • After three months of intervention 65 people have been treated and over a thousand contacts of suspected cases have been tracked
  • Last confirmed case was on October 4th
  • While vigilance remains, MSF teams have started withdrawing and a treatment centre is delivered to local authorities

Boende (DRC) - The Ebola outbreak that started in August in the north of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is now under control as no new cases have been detected after the last confirmed infection on 4 October in the town of Boende.

28 Oct 2014 description

Le Dr Orsola Sironi n’avait jamais envisagé intégrer une équipe de traitement de l’Ebola. « J’avais dit à mes amis que jamais je n’accepterais un poste lié à cette maladie », confie-t-elle. Et pourtant, elle fait aujourd'hui partie du personnel mobilisé contre l’épidémie dans la province de l’Équateur, en République démocratique du Congo (RDC).

06 Oct 2014 description

L’épidémie d’Ebola qui s'est déclarée au mois d'août dans la province de l’Equateur en République démocratique du Congo (RDC) n’est pas encore contenue. Plus de 60 personnels de Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) continuent à y travailler dans des conditions très difficiles. En cause notamment, le peu de routes praticables dans la zone touchée, mais aussi le faible niveau d’information de la population à propos de la maladie et des risques encourus.

25 Sep 2014 description

MSF’s West Africa Ebola response started in March and now counts activities in five countries: Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal and Sierra Leone. MSF currently employs 248 international and 2,800 locally hired staff in the region. The organisation operates six Ebola management centres in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, providing a total of 549 hospital beds in isolation. Since the beginning of the outbreak, MSF has admitted 3,299 patients, among whom 2,051 were confirmed cased of Ebola, and 650 have survived.

01 Sep 2014 description

Summary

  • MSF members were deeply moved and delighted to learn of the escape of Chantal Kaghoma Vulinzole, who was kidnaped with three of her colleagues on July 11, 2013

  • The organisation has been unable to establish contact with three MSF staff members who were abducted with her in July 2013 - MSF continues its efforts to find them, calls for assistance from anyone with information on them and asks those holding the hostages to release them immediately

26 Aug 2014 description

En réponse à une épidémie de fièvre hémorragique virale à Ebola dans la province de l’Equateur, en République démocratique du Congo, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) lance une intervention d’urgence. L’ONG, présente dans le pays depuis plus de 30 ans, envoie sur place des médecins, des infirmiers, des logisticiens et des spécialistes en hygiène et assainissement.

26 Aug 2014 description

Kinshasa, 26 August 2014 – Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has launched a response to the confirmed Ebola viral hemorrhagic fever outbreak in Equateur Province, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The medical organisation, present in DRC for more than thirty years, is sending doctors, nurses, logistics experts and hygiene specialists to the epicentre of this outbreak.

19 Aug 2014 description

Batangafo, au nord de la République centrafricaine (RCA), tente un retour à la normale après d'intenses combats entre la Séléka et les forces françaises Sangaris, début août. Les affrontements ont fait des dizaines de morts et de blessés et font à nouveau régner la terreur dans la région. Quelques 1 500 habitants se réfugient toutes les nuits à l'hôpital par crainte d'une recrudescence de violence alors qu'au moins 4 000 autres s’abritent dans le quartier général de la mission de maintien de la paix de l'Union africaine (MISCA).

12 Aug 2014 description

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) a été forcée d’interrompre une campagne de vaccination contre la rougeole dans la zone de santé de Kalonge en République rémocratique du Congo (RDC), suite aux violences qui ont opposé dimanche 3 août des membres de l'armée congolaise à des rebelles dans le village de Cifunzi. Des membres de MSF ont également subi de violentes menaces de la part des miliciens.

29 Jul 2014 description

Last week, the emergency unit of Doctors Without Borders Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in South Kivu ended a measles vaccination campaign in the district of Minova after reaching nearly 38,000 children and young people between 6 months to 15 years of age. The vaccination campaign in different parts of eastern DRC now continues in the neighboring district of Kalonge.

16 Jul 2014 description

Ana Maria, a Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) psychologist and mental health advisor, has extensive experience caring for survivors of violence. But the atrocities happening in the gold and diamond-mining region of Ituri, in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, left her shocked and appalled. “Violent attacks have been happening in the area around Nia Nia, in eastern Congo’s Orientale province, since April, related to the mining of gold and diamonds.

07 Jul 2014 description

Why this report? Working at the frontline of delivering humanitarian aid, we at Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) are acutely aware of the limitations and deficiencies of the international aid response to crises. Some good work is taking place, and lives are being saved, but much more can, and should be done, to reach those people most in need.

In 2016 the World Humanitarian Summit will bring together global experts in aid to consider the structure and funding of humanitarian work in the future.

29 Apr 2014 description

Docteur au sein de Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), Josine Blanskma a travaillé à l’hôpital de Baraka en République démocratique du Congo (RDC). Durant huit mois, elle a soigné des centaines de patients du paludisme, une infection parasitaire qui peut être mortelle pour l’enfant. Elle décrit son expérience avec les jeunes patients touchés par cette maladie.

29 Mar 2014 description

One year of escalating violence

Massacres, killings, torture, displacements, massive exodus… One year after the coup d’état in the Central African Republic (CAR), in a report called “CAR: A year of continuing violence against civilians”, members of the Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams speak about the atrocities they have witnessed in this country.

Twelve months ago, on 24 March 2013, armed members of the former Séléka rebel coalition seized Bangui, the capital of the Central African Capital (CAR).

03 Mar 2014 description

MSF releases report on shocking humanitarian situation in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo

LONDON, 3 MARCH 2014 – Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) is in the grip of an emergency. For two decades, persistent conflict in its eastern provinces, instability in other regions and a dysfunctional health system have led to recurrent humanitarian crises and outbreaks of disease.