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South Sudan: Flooding puts lives in jeopardy

Heavy rains have caused widespread flooding in South Sudan this year, affecting more than 400,000 people.


Emergency aid in Madagascar resumes as medical staff are grant access

Nine new visas have been provided to our staff thanks to the actions of the authorities. This will allow us to continue our food distributions and treatment of malnourished patients in the districts of Amboasary and Ambovombe.


South Africa Unrest: Supporting overstretched health centres and vulnerable communities in the aftermath of the violence

Over 270 people were reported killed in riots and looting that also disrupted access to crucial healthcare services, food, fuel and other essentials. Trucks, stores and shopping malls were burned and looted, as well as 90 pharmacies and some medical centres.


Libya: Recurrent violence against refugees and migrants in Tripoli detention centres forces MSF to suspend activities

Tripoli, Libya, 22 June 2021 – Following repeated incidents of violence towards refugees and migrants held in two detention centres in the Libyan city of Tripoli, international medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) announced today that it feels obliged to temporarily suspend its activities in Mabani and Abu Salim detention centres.


Sudan: Families surviving on mangoes after fleeing violence in Jebel Marra, Darfur

20 June 2021 –Thousands of people have been displaced without food, water or basic sanitation following clashes in Jebel Marra, South Darfur State.


Central African Republic: Thousands left vulnerable in Bambari after makeshift camp is destroyed and burnt to ground

Bangui, 17 June 2021 – Some 8,500 people have been expelled from their makeshift camp in Bambari, Central African Republic (CAR) after renewed fighting broke out in the region, says international medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF). Several thousand people have sought refuge in the compound of a mosque in Bambari town where they are living in very precarious conditions. The camp was burnt to the ground and an MSF-run health post in the camp was also destroyed.


People struggling to find food, shelter, water after east DRC volcano eruption

Nearly two weeks after the eruption of volcano Mount Nyiragongo, in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), many people are struggling to survive in the areas to where they fled. Despite ongoing seismic activity and official warnings, many displaced people are returning to Goma searching for food, water, and medical care. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is scaling up our support, but more humanitarian aid is still urgently needed.


Conflict in Burkina Faso: when the whole day is devoted to fetching water

The desert region of Sahel, in the north of Burkina Faso, is the driest and hottest part in the country. Since 2018, this region has been at the centre of a growing armed conflict, which has engulfed much of the greater African Sahel that covers also the neighboring countries. As a result, many communities in this region are in need of humanitarian assistance. Violence and climate change have left a highly vulnerable population without water and at great risk of disease.