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18 Aug 2017 description

Tanganyika province in southeastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been plagued by intercommunal violence for over a year now.

16 Aug 2017 description

MSF international president Joanne Liu has recently returned from a visit to Kananga city, in Kasai Central province, Democratic Republic of Congo. She shares her impressions of the ongoing crisis there.

During my recent visit to Kasai I went with our teams to a rural part of the region that has been particularly affected by violence. Villages and fields have been burned, and several mass graves have been discovered. A man approached us and said very simply, “The violence here was so terrible that we didn’t hear the birds sing for days.”

28 Jul 2017 description

As measles sweeps across Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), more than one million children have been vaccinated against the disease in a nine-month campaign by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), supporting the Ministry of Health. Since November 2016, MSF teams have also treated more than 41,000 children for the disease in Maniema, Lomami, Tanganyika, Ituri, South Kivu, and Equateur provinces.

25 Jul 2017 description

Global attention is needed to prevent and treat AIDS in antiretroviral era, with 50 per cent of hospital admissions in MSF hospitals already on treatment and showing signs of clinical failure. Paris – An unacceptably high number of people continue to develop and die of AIDS-related diseases across sub-Saharan Africa. They remain left out of the global HIV response without access to treatment that prevents AIDS or the medical care they need, says Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).

12 Jul 2017 description

On 11 July 2013, four members of a Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) team conducting an exploratory mission to assess medical needs in Kamango in North Kivu province in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) were abducted during an attack on the village by the armed group Allied Democratic Forces (ADF).

08 Jul 2017 description

In less than a year, the greater Kasai region in central Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has transformed from a peaceful area in a troubled country to the epicenter of one of the most serious humanitarian crises in the world. A spark in August 2016—the killing of a local chief by Congolese armed forces—quickly escalated, causing generalized unrest across an area as large as Italy.

05 Jul 2017 description

New Report Reveals Governments are Failing to Prioritize Tuberculosis, the World's Deadliest Infectious Disease

04 Jul 2017 description

African heads of state meet today in Addis Ababa to endorse the emergency catch-up plan led by UNAIDS to accelerate HIV treatment in West and Central Africa.

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) reiterates its call for a clear roadmap and strong political commitment from affected governments and all international stakeholders, towards removing longstanding barriers and implementing proven simplified strategies that will boost lifesaving treatment for 4.7 million living with HIV not yet accessing antiretroviral therapy (ARV).

28 Jun 2017 description

Four people died in the most recent Ebola outbreak that occurred in a remote, forested area of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). This small outbreak (five laboratory-confirmed and three probable cases) was quickly curtailed. Below are five lessons Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) learned from the first Ebola outbreak since the end of the epidemic that devastated West Africa in 2014 and 2015.

#1. Train Frontline Health Workers

31 May 2017 description

Overview: This document presents Asylum Seekers population statistics of Congolese recently pre-registred in the provincial capital of Dundo and surroundings in Lunda Norte Province. The complex emergency in Kasai Central Province in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) began with the violent uprising of a local militia (Kamuina Nsapu) in August 2016. Since then the crisis has spread to provinces of Kasai, Eastern Kasai and Lomami.

30 May 2017 description

After two years of providing emergency medical care to refugees from Democratic Republic of Congo and Burundi in Nyarugusu camp, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) will be closing its facilities on 31 May 2017. Following its departure, MSF will concentrate on continuing to provide healthcare services at nearby Nduta camp, where the needs are now greater.

30 May 2017 description
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WELCOME

For those observing the month of Ramadan, there will be few occasions when we feel the needs of others more keenly. The act of fasting will for many serve as a reminder that there are those who have known hunger throughout their lives – lives that will change little without a broader shift in circumstances.

That people suffer from malnutrition, in our world of plenty, is difficult to comprehend. That nine children die from it every minute, is difficult to express, because even one is unacceptable.

26 May 2017 description

Displaced people living in the settlements around the city of Kalémie in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have limited access to healthcare and face alarming shortages of food, water and shelter, said international medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) today. Ten months after being driven from their homes by intercommunal fighting, they remain living in desperate conditions and are in immediate need of more humanitarian assistance.

14 May 2017 description

One case of Ebola has been confirmed by the World Health Organization (WHO) in the Likati Health Zone of Bas-Uele Province in the north of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). A total of nine cases, including three deaths so far, are being investigated.

28 Apr 2017 description

Since November 2016, Médecins Sans Frontières has vaccinated over 675,000 children against measles, and cared for more than 14,000 patients in health zones throughout five provinces in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC): Maniema, South Kivu, Tanganyka, Ituri and Equateur.

02 Apr 2017 description

Brazilian administrator Fabio Biolchini just returned from a year with the Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières(MSF) emergency team, responding to epidemics and other crises across the breadth of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Here, he reflects on his experiences.

I’ve just come back from DRC, where I lived for one year on my fourth assignment with MSF, after working in Haiti, Turkey, and Central African Republic.