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Afghanistan: Injuries and displacement soar as violence spreads around the country

Violence is severely exacerbating people’s access to care. In areas with heavy fighting it is too dangerous for people to leave their homes for medical treatment, or they delay until they are very sick.


Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is forced to withdraw its teams from Cameroon’s North-West region

Yaoundé, 3 August 2021 – After nearly eight months of suspension by the Cameroonian authorities, medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has been forced to withdraw its teams from the North-West region, an area badly affected by years of armed violence between security forces and armed separatist groups.

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South Sudan at 10

On July 9, 2011, people all across South Sudan celebrated the independence of their nation. 10 years later we have asked a few of our South Sudanese colleagues about their memories of that day and the consequences of the violence that erupted since then.

South Africa Unrest: Crucial to safeguard people’s access to healthcare, healthcare workers and medical supplies as social unrest deepens

MSF is therefore calling on community leaders, political leaders, the South African government security cluster and the Presidency of South Africa to take immediate steps to safeguard the right to healthcare and safety of patients, healthcare workers, medical infrastructure and supplies to avert a drastic escalation of the current COVID-19 driven healthcare crisis.


South Sudan: An MSF record of the consequences of violence since independence

On 9 July 2021, the Republic of South Sudan marked its tenth birthday. This significant milestone is also marred by the bloody legacy of its first decade, including a five-year civil war.

Ethiopia: Tigray Crisis

People have been left without healthcare and tens of thousands have been displaced across Ethiopia and Sudan, following fighting that broke out in the Tigray region of northern Ethiopia, in November 2020.

MSF teams are working on both sides of the border, providing assistance to people in refugees camps in Sudan, and to the displaced and host communities within Tigray in Ethiopia.

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