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The queue before distribution at the Tse Lowi displacement site. [Photo: MSF/Solen Mourlon]

Ituri, Democratic Republic of Congo: Hundreds of thousands uprooted by conflict in desperate need of assistance

Over one million people have been displaced by violence in Ituri since December 2017. About 200.000 are currently living in dire conditions on displaced people sites, in makeshift shelters, lacking food, clean water and access to health care.

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"The Care My Patients Need": Local Health Workers Driving Change in South Sudan

In South Sudan, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) serves some 1.5 million people who would otherwise have very little access to quality health care. But a lack of trained medical professionals and basic diagnostic tools complicates matters.
Measles vaccination campaign in Yida refugees camp

South Sudan: MSF Hands Over Medical Activities in Yida

After actively responding to the medical needs of people in and around Yida for eight years, we are handing over our project - supporting the outpatient department of the Yida Primary Health Care Center (PHCC) to the Ministry of Health (MoH) and its partners on 31 December.

Stone Grant: Samuel Abuvu Paul [Photo: Ana Adlerstein/MSF]

STONE GRANT - Samuel is one of eight South Sudanese recipients of the grant this year.

Samuel Abuvu Paul, 24, has worked as a guard – with MSF in Mundri, South Sudan since May 2017. Like many of the places MSF works in South Sudan, young, bright, dedicated students in Mundri have had to flee armed-conflict to save their lives, thereby losing opportunities to continue their schooling. To address such issues and increase the capacity of our South Sudanese colleagues, MSF started the STONE and Study grants. Samuel is one of eight South Sudanese recipients of the grant this year. The scholarship will allow him to study engineering at the International University of East Africa, in Uganda.

Masisi, a neglected crisis in North Kivu[Photo: Pablo Garrigos/MSF]

DR Congo: extra humanitarian assistance highly needed in southern North Kivu crisis

  • Far from the cameras, a humanitarian crisis is affecting the southern part of DRC’s North Kivu province, with almost no aid organisations on the ground.
  • In the territories of Masisi, Rutshuru and Walikale, more than 687,500 displaced people now live in camps or are hosted by local families, with worrying levels of malnutrition and sexual violence.
  • Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is one of the last organisations providing emergency support in these territories. Faced with increasing medical and non-medical needs, MSF is calling on humanitarian organisations and donors to urgently return to this neglected area.
Mundri Community Outreach [Photo: Tom Casey/MSF]

“I’m really very proud because I’m saving my community” – Treating the three main killers in South Sudan

The existing health system in Mundri and the surrounding area is very limited and people often have to travel great distances to access healthcare, particularly for advanced conditions.