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Displaced communities are losing hope as the M23 crisis drags on in North Kivu

“The whole family was in the field working when the shooting started. We ran away and walked for three hours to Rumangabo in the rain," says Ponsie Benda, 54. The father of 13 found refuge in Virunga National Park’s primary...

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Democratic Republic of Congo

We respond to emergencies and assist people fleeing violence and armed conflict. In 2018, we responded to two Ebola outbreaks, in Equateur and North Kivu provinces respectively. We run some of our largest programmes in the Democratic Republic of Congo...

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Democratic Republic of Congo: MSF continues with vaccinations and distributions despite volatile conditions

MSF vaccinates more than 26,000 children against measles and provides water and basic supplies to displaced persons Working in a highly volatile security context, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has vaccinated 26,125 children against measles in South Irumu in...

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Democratic Republic of Congo: MSF completes sleeping sickness screening for 16,000 people

The international medical humanitarian organisation Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has just completed a five month project to combat sleeping sickness in the Democratic Republic of Congo, during which more than 16,000 people were screened for the disease. The...

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DRC: MSF begins extraordinary rabies intervention

In an extraordinary move, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has started a rabies intervention in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo after an alarming number of people were bitten by rabid dogs. With ten deaths reported already,...

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MSF Suspends Medical Activities in Pinga, DRC, Following Threats

GOMA,DRC/NEW YORK, AUGUST 9, 2013—Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has been forced to suspend medical activities in and around the town of Pinga, in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), following a threat targeting its humanitarian...

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"Life Is Suffering": Among The Displaced In Eastern DRC

June 7, 2013 Victorine and her family fled their home near Goma, in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), during four days of violent clashes in late May between the Congolese army and the M23 rebel group. She is...

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DRC: Renewed Fighting Puts Thousands of Displaced Civilians in the Crossfire

GOMA, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO/PARIS, MAY 22, 2013—The resumption of heavy fighting in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) yesterday is endangering thousands of civilians, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today. The fighting...

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DRC: Thousands Flee Violence In Pinga, North Kivu

GOMA, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO/NEW YORK, MAY 2, 2013—Thousands of people have fled the town of Pinga in recent days amid a new wave of armed conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)'s North Kivu Province, making it very...

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DRC: Urgent Action Needed To Prevent Malaria Deaths In Orientale Province

APRIL 25, 2013—An upsurge in malaria is likely to have serious consequences for people in Orientale Province in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) unless immediate action is taken, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) warned...

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