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Further assistance urgently needed for people following DRC volcano eruption

Hundreds of thousands of people have been left displaced, and over half a million in the city of Goma have been left without access to clean drinking water, following the eruption of Mount Nyiragongo in North Kivu province, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). While teams from Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) are responding, other humanitarian organisations should urgently step in to help meet people’s basic needs.


Food and nutrition crisis in Madagascar: “It’s hard to find the words to describe what I witnessed.”

Since the end of March, MSF teams have been responding to one of the worst food and nutrition crises ever experienced in southern Madagascar. Prior to deploying medical personnel, an exploratory team was sent to Amboasary district to conduct logistical and health assessments – actions essential to the rollout of an effective humanitarian response. One of the team was Jean Pletinck, an experienced logistician who has worked with MSF for 28 years. Jean describes the catastrophic living conditions of people in remote regions of southern Madagascar

Nyabol* arrived in Pagak in February 2021, with three of her own children and three nieces and nephe

Asylum seekers are stuck in appalling conditions in Ethiopia’s Gambella region

Médecins Sans Frontières is concerned about the situation of thousands of asylum seekers from South Sudan who have been stuck for months in appalling conditions in a reception center in Ethiopia’s Gambella region without meaningful access to essential services, especially food aid. MSF is worried that conditions will deteriorate even further in the upcoming rainy season


Mozambique: Giving people an outlet to express their pain

 In northern Mozambique, the traumas that internally displaced people (IDPs) have lived through are taking their toll - MSF mental health workers are helping by giving them an outlet to express their pain. 

About 8,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) are now living in dire conditions in makeshift camps

Extremely precarious living conditions for the displaced people of Bouar, Central African Republic

Displaced people in Bouar are facing an unprecedented crisis and an effective and coordinated humanitarian response is urgently needed


Yemen: “These sanctions have to make clear that they do not apply to humanitarian aid”

The United States government has moved to designate Ansar Allah, the Yemeni group that controls Sana’a and much of the country, as a “foreign terrorist organisation”, meaning that sanctions will be applied to stop people and companies working with them or the institutions they control.

Marc Schakal, MSF’s Program Manager for Yemen, explains what the risks are for aid to Yemen – and the Yemeni people – if there is not a broad exemption allowing humanitarian work to continue under these sanctions.


Central African Republic: MSF teams ramp up support as violence escalates

The security and humanitarian situation is deteriorating rapidly in Central African Republic, according to reports by MSF teams, as clashes escalate between coalition armed groups and government forces supported by foreign troops, in violence linked to the electoral process.

MSF Emergency Coordinator, Jean-Nicolas Dangelser assesses the airstrip

Hidden impact of conflict: How cycles of violence impede access to basic medical care in Jonglei State, South Sudan

Jean-Nicolas Dangelser was working with MSF in South Sudan during  the last wave of violence in the Jonglei and Greater Pibor administrative areas earlier this year. He describes his role as part of a small team who flew into Pieri to support during the emergency response in August - particularly with evacuation of critical patients to the MSF hospital in Bentiu.