The humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is reaching new heights, as access to healthcare becomes increasingly limited in the conflict ridden region.
Food distribution is not one of MSF’s main functions, but the organization decided to step as a preventative measure when they realized that people were not receiving sufficient sustenance.
During the month of December, MSF distributed food to 500 families living Maiduguri, to last them for two weeks.
MSF rescued people who crossed the Mediterranean Sea from Africa into Europe, in search of a better life.
She was one of 435 people rescued from three separate boating incidents by Doctors Without Borders (MSF) search and rescue boat, Dignity I.
Over the past week there has been a surge in causalities in besieged areas around East Ghouta and Homs regions located in Syria.
MSF Southern Africa is mobilising support for MSF’s growing medical humanitarian intervention in Borno State. They are calling for donations from South Africans to their NIGERIA EMERGENCY APPEAL.
Doctor Liu said in a statement, “on Saturday morning, MSF patients and staff killed in Kunduz joined the countless number of people who have been killed around the world in conflict zones and referred to as ‘collateral damage’ or as an ‘inevitable consequence of war’. International humanitarian law is not about ‘mistakes’. It is about intention, facts and why”.
Over 7 000 people were displaced by xenophobic violence in KwaZulu-Natal.
Refugees Elvira and Amuri relate how they are people continuously on the run. Having first fled war and poverty in Burundi and DRC, they now struggle to survive in a hostile South Africa.