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A year of continuing violence against civilians (Briefing Paper, March 2014)

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).

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Everyday Emergency: Silent Suffering in Democratic Republic of Congo

MSF calls for armed actors to respect civilians, humanitarians and medical facilities, and for better provision of humanitarian aid that is timely, flexible, appropriate and based on needs not political agenda.

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Refugee Crisis Hits CAR's Neighbors As More Flee Violence

MSF has begun medical activities in Cameroon, Chad and Democratic Republic of Congo where it is estimated that between 80,000 and 100,000 refugees have now fled.

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La souffrance cachée des blessés

Les équipes dispensent des soins de santé mentale aux personnes déplacées à Bibwe

Les conflits entre groupes armés dans la province du Nord-Kivu, en République démocratique du Congo (RDC), ont exposé les civils à des niveaux extrêmes de violence. Plusieurs personnes ont subi des blessures mettant en danger leur vie, ont perdu des membres de leur famille, et ont été forcées de quitter leur foyer.

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MSF Responding to Mental Health Needs Caused by Violence and Displacement in North Kivu, DRC

Months of conflict between armed groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)’s North Kivu Province have exposed thousands of civilians to extreme levels of violence. Many people have sustained life-threatening injuries, lost family members in the fighting, and have been forced to flee their homes. As well as the physical trauma caused, these events have left people with invisible psychological scars that can often go untreated.

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RD Congo : Intervention d’urgence contre le choléra à Bukavu, la capitale du Sud-Kivu

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) est intervenue en urgence dans le centre de traitement du choléra (CTC) de Bukavu, la capitale du Sud-Kivu, en République démocratique du Congo. Entre le 2 décembre 2013 et le 27 janvier 2014, l’équipe a pris en charge 690 personnes.

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690 People Treated for Cholera in Bukavu, South Kivu Province

On December 2, 2013, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) received an alert from the Provincial General Hospital of South Kivu in Bukavu. The day before, 30 people had been admitted to the cholera treatment center (CTC) and one person had already died.

The MSF emergency team immediately went to the center and found it completely overwhelmed. Ninety percent of the cases had come from a district of the city called Camp Mweze, where the community had already reported four more deaths possibly caused by cholera originating from a contaminated water source.

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Civilians at Risk, Unable to Access Aid Due to Clashes in Katanga Province

Over the past two months, clashes between Mai-Mai militias and governmental forces in Katanga province, in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), have resulted in whole villages being burned to the ground and the widespread displacement of civilians. As people flee from destruction, harassment, and intimidation, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) calls on armed groups in Katanga to respect and ensure the safety of civilians and allow them to access the health care they so desperately need.

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Des civils déplacés par les affrontements au Katanga

Les groupes armés doivent permettre aux civils de recevoir des soins

Depuis novembre 2013, des affrontements entre des milices Maï-Maï et les forces gouvernementales secouent la région située tout près de Shamwana, dans la province du Katanga, dans l’est de la République démocratique du Congo (RDC). Des villages ont été réduits en cendres, tandis que les habitants ont pris la fuite. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) appelle les groupes armés du Katanga à respecter et à garantir la sécurité des civils, mais aussi à leur permettre d’avoir accès aux soins de santé.

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MSF Vaccinates, Provides Supplies to Thousands Displaced by Violence in Northeastern DRC

The goal of this intervention was to prevent the spread of the measles epidemic in the region because vaccination coverage was very low and cases had been recorded near Geti.

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Emergency in South Irumu – “People have simply been abandoned"

MSF says violence has intensified in past three days in South Irumu, Orientale province, and aid is inadequate to meet the urgent needs of thousands forced to flee their homes.

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MSF réduit ses activités médicales dans la région de Mweso

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) a dû réduire ses activités médicales à l’hôpital de Mweso, ainsi qu’aux alentours. Ceci fait suite à une succession d’incidents durant lesquels le personnel médical de l’organisation a été intimidé, les patients menacés, les véhicules fouillés et l’enceinte de l’hôpital a été enfreinte.

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Family infected after child bite in rabies horror

London/Goma: 7th October: At least ten people have died of rabies, following an outbreak in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), said Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF), today.

The outbreak has infected 154 people, including a father and son who were bitten by a member of their own family. The father, 27, and his seven year old son, were infected after being bitten by a younger son who was dying of the disease. Both were treated with an anti rabies vaccine and given immunoglobulin.

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DRC: MSF denounces acts of violence perpetrated against civilians in Masisi

LONDON, 1 OCTOBER 2013 – Following recent violent clashes between armed groups and attacks on villages in Masisi, North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is providing emergency care to the people affected and is calling on armed groups to respect civilians in accordance with international humanitarian law.

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Province Orientale : MSF annonce la fermeture de son antenne à Nyangara

Médecins sans frontières (MSF) a annoncé, lundi 23 septembre, la fermeture de son antenne à Niangara, où il apportait son appui à l’Hôpital général de référence de ce territoire, situé à plus de 700 km au Nord-Est de Kisangani (Province Orientale).

Le coordinateur de MSF à Niangara, Désiré Kimanuka, a expliqué dans un communiqué de presse que le retrait de son organisation, fait suite à la stabilité de la situation sécuritaire et sanitaire dans cette entité.

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Tending to people displaced by fighting in DRC's Orientale Province

After fighting forced tens of thousands of people to flee their homes in Orientale Province, in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has strengthened its medical activities in the Ituri region in order to aid the displaced populations.

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MSF vient en aide aux déplacés dans l’Ituri en Province orientale

République Centrafricaine | 12 septembre 2013

Depuis deux semaines, des dizaines de milliers de personnes déplacées vivent dans des conditions précaires dans la région de l’Ituri au nord-est de la République démocratique du Congo (RDC).

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Province Orientale, RDC : MSF renforce ses activités à Geti pour venir en aide aux déplacés de l’Ituri

Bunia, le 11 septembre 2013. Plusieurs dizaines de milliers de personnes déplacées vivent depuis deux semaines dans des conditions précaires, dans le territoire d’Irumu, au Nord-Est de la République Démocratique du Congo. Depuis le 22 août, elles ont fui les affrontements entre les forces armées congolaises et la milice de la Force de Résistance Patriotique de l'Ituri (FRPI) pour le contrôle de cette zone située dans le sud du district de l’Ituri, en Province Orientale.

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Ouganda : MSF renforce son assistance auprès des réfugiés qui fuient les violences en RDC

MSF apporte une aide médicale d’urgence ainsi que des renforts logistiques en eau et assainissement dans l’ouest de l’Ouganda, suite à l’afflux de dizaines de milliers de réfugiés qui fuient depuis mi-juillet les violences dans la province du Nord-Kivu en République démocratique du Congo.

Environ 22 000 réfugiés vivent maintenant le camp de transit de Bubukwanga à 18 km de la frontière congolaise, un espace prévu à l’origine pour 12 500 personnes.

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MSF Increases Assistance to Refugees Fleeing Violence in DRC

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is providing urgently needed medical care and water and sanitation services in western Uganda, where tens of thousands of refugees fleeing insecurity in North Kivu province, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), arrived in mid-July.

Around 22,000 refugees are now living in the Bubukwanga transit camp, a space that was designed for only 12,500 people, 18 kilometers [around 11 miles] from the DRC border.