Decades of instability and armed violence in Central African Republic (CAR) have contributed to essential medical care being out of reach for many pregnant women and newborn babies. Overshadowed by the security situation in the country, tackling this everyday emergency is a priority for Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontiéres (MSF) teams. Divine has been labouring […]
In Oct. 2022, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) ended our longstanding medical project in a violent hotspot in the northwest of Central African Republic (CAR). Here are some highlights from our activities over the past 16 years. […]
By Jason Nickerson, MSF’s Humanitarian Representative to Canada.
A staff member from Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) died on Saturday, May 28, 2022, after being shot three times by an individual employed by the armed forces of the Central African Republic (CAR) in the northwestern prefecture of Ouham. MSF condemns this incident in the strongest possible terms and calls on the authorities […]
In late 2020, violence once again struck CAR, a country that has undergone decades of intermittent conflict.
Since December 2020, there has been a resurgence in the conflict between government forces and armed groups in CAR.
Relentless attacks on patients, health staff and medical facilities in Central African Republic (CAR) during a countrywide surge in violence are forcing the suspension of medical activities and seriously constraining people’s access to healthcare, says international medical organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). “The resurgence of the conflict in CAR since December has taken a […]
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 organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). Several thousand people have sought refuge in the compound of a mosque in Bambari town where they are living in very precarious […]
MSF has deployed emergency teams across the country to assist people affected by the violence who live in constant fear of attack by all sides. This is what our teams found in Bossembélé, Grimari and Ippy, three areas hit by the conflict.
Sexual violence has become a public health issue in Central African Republic (CAR) over the past decade, with women and minors being the most affected groups. In a country marked by years of civil war and facing a long-term crisis, assaults are perpetrated not just by members of armed groups; often the assault is committed […]