Preview: Nord Kivu, DRC: Ebola epidemic spreads further into urban communities and isolated areas

Nord Kivu, DRC: Ebola epidemic spreads further into urban communities and isolated areas

The Ebola epidemic continues to spread through the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)’s North Kivu province. The newest areas to be affected include the city of Butembo and a number of isolated areas that are hard to reach. So far, 440 people have been infected with the virus, 255 of whom have died. Teams from international medical organization Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) continue to strengthen their efforts to help bring the epidemic under control.

South Sudan: 125 women and girls seek emergency assistance at MSF’s clinic in Bentiu after horrific sexual violence

South Sudan: 125 women and girls seek emergency assistance at MSF’s clinic in Bentiu after horrific sexual violence

MSF: Gaza injuries pose risk of leaving lives permanently shattered

MSF: Gaza injuries pose risk of leaving lives permanently shattered

The huge numbers of patients with complex and serious gunshot wounds are overwhelming the healthcare system in Gaza, leaving thousands in danger of infection and disability.

Yemen: Influx of war wounded in MSF facilities as fighting intensifies in Hodeidah, Hajjah, Saada and Taiz governorates and closure of the project in Ad Dhale governorate

Ebola, developmental treatments complementing the traditional pillars of the response

Ebola, developmental treatments complementing the traditional pillars of the response

Indonesia: Start of Medical activities in Sulawesi

Indonesia: Start of Medical activities in Sulawesi

IT’S NOT MSF THAT SHOULD LEAVE NAURU, IT’S THE REFUGEES

IT’S NOT MSF THAT SHOULD LEAVE NAURU, IT’S THE REFUGEES

At least 78 MSF patients have considered or attempted suicide or self-harm

YEMEN: MSF strongly condemns attack against its staff in Ad Dhale and the necessity to suspend activities

YEMEN: MSF strongly condemns attack against its staff in Ad Dhale and the necessity to suspend activities

Magaria, NIGER: One of the world’s biggest paediatric intensive care units is full

Italian Government pressures Panama TO stop Aquarius rescues on world’s deadliest maritime route

Evacuation of refugees and migrants out of Libya is urgently needed

Evacuation of refugees and migrants out of Libya is urgently needed

Conflict in Tripoli puts lives in danger, demonstrating that Libya is not a place of safety

One year on, Rohingya refugees are trapped in dangerous conditions and a legal limbo

One year on, Rohingya refugees are trapped in dangerous conditions and a legal limbo

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Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is a worldwide movement of current and former field staff, grouped into national and regional associations. Collectively, they make sure that MSF stays true to its mission and principles.

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Currently, there are 24 associations. All are independent legal entities, and each elects its own board of directors and president. Most associations have an executive office that raises funds and recruits staff for MSF’s operations.