Central African Republic's healthcare crisis – in pictures

from The Guardian
Published on 09 Jul 2013 View Original

Political turmoil in the Central African Republic following a March coup by Séléka, a coalition of armed opposition groups, has created a healthcare crisis. Hospitals have been looted and staff have fled, leaving an already vulnerable population with no access to medical care. With the drug supply system disrupted and food insecurity exacerbated by a poor harvest, malaria is on the rise and there are fears of increased malnutrition. Médecins sans Frontières has scaled up its presence in an attempt to ease the situation.

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