WHO warns Ebola could breach DRC's borders unless attacks stop

2019-05-11 10:36

Frequent assaults on health workers, treatment centres threaten efforts to contain the deadly virus, WHO says.

Thousands flee deadly Boko Haram attack in NE Nigeria

2019-01-17 16:31

Thousands of people have fled a remote town in northeast Nigeria, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has said, after Boko Haram fighters attacked a military base and torched aid buildings.

Aquarius migrant rescue ship quits after facing 'sustained campaign'

2018-12-07 13:54

The charity-run migrant rescue ship Aquarius will end its missions in the Mediterranean, with humanitarian group MSF blaming Italy and other European states for smearing and obstructing its work.

Thousands shelter in hospital during CAR clashes: MSF

2018-11-01 19:42

Fighting between armed groups in Batangafo, Central African Republic, forced more than 10 000 people to take refuge in the town's hospital, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has said.

Niger kicks out aid worker over 'false' malaria toll

2018-10-03 21:22

An employee of the medical charity Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has been kicked out of Niger, accused of exaggerating the death toll from a malaria epidemic in the south of the West African country.

Calls for action at historic TB meeting

2018-09-25 19:02

Doctors Without Borders has called on President Cyril Ramaphosa to reverse the “sluggish global progress in combatting TB” by making decisive commitments at the first-ever United Nations High-Level Meeting on TB taking place in New York.

Ebola fear empties DRC village schools

2018-09-05 15:46

In the village of Mangina, where dozens have died of Ebola at the epicentre of Democratic Republic of Congo's latest outbreak, children are to be seen everywhere - except in school, because their parents fear they will be infected in class.

MSF suspends some work in South Sudan after attacks

2018-07-24 17:27

Doctors Without Borders says has suspended most of its work in South Sudan's northern Maban county after protesters looted its offices and those of several humanitarian agencies.

South Sudan's quiet victims of war: With HIV, without help

2018-05-24 21:14

Tracing his fingers over his bald head, the 11-year-old boy shifts uncomfortably in his chair. "I'm scared," James Seferino says. "All I know is that if I don't take my pills I'll die."

Cameroon's isolated anglophones face humanitarian crisis

2018-04-13 15:38

Cameroonians swept up in a conflict between anglophone separatists and the government are facing a humanitarian crisis, aid groups say as they struggle to reach people in remote areas that have become virtually off-limits.

 

Aid agency MSF suspends work in part of eastern DR Congo

2019-02-18 09:34

Doctors Without Borders has said it had suspended non-essential work in part of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo after gunmen abducted two of its local staff there earlier this month.

Patients flee after Ebola holding centre attacked in DRC

2018-12-28 18:44

Patients being monitored as possible Ebola patients have fled a camp in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo after it was attacked by demonstrators protesting further delays to the country's election, the health ministry has said.

Rape figures soar as attackers exploit South Sudan aid handouts

2018-11-30 21:10

In the last 10 days, 125 women and girls have been raped while seeking emergency food in Bentiu, South Sudan, medical charity Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has said.

On the frontline against monkeypox in Central African Republic

2018-10-25 19:34

In a remote southwestern pocket of the Central African Republic, doctor Patrick Karume and his small team are on the jungle frontline to quarantine a rare outbreak of monkeypox.

Niger hit by unprecedented spate of child deaths: MSF

2018-09-25 21:05

Medical charity Doctors Without Borders has warned over unprecedented levels of child mortality in southern Niger during the past month, with 10 children dying per day.

Zim govt won't buy cars for new cabinet ministers... at least for now – report

2018-09-20 13:47

Zimbabwe's government has reportedly diverted funds intended to purchase new vehicles for the new cabinet ministers and lawmakers, and "channelled the money towards fighting the cholera epidemic".

MSF launches emergency aid after dozens of children die in NE Nigeria camp

2018-08-17 19:16

Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has said it was providing emergency help after 33 children died in a camp housing people displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency in northeast Nigeria.

Former MSF staff accuse aid workers of sexual misdeeds

2018-06-22 06:04

Former aid workers have told the BBC that staff of charity Doctors Without Borders of using prostitutes and boasting of swapping medicine for sex while working in Africa

6 dead in new fighting in Central African Republic's capital

2018-05-01 19:39

The aid group Medecins Sans Frontieres says six people are dead and more than 50 others are wounded after fighting resumed in Central African Republic's capital.

Aid workers resume activity in Boko Haram-hit town: UN

2018-03-22 18:00

The UN says it has resumed operations in the town of Rann in northeast Nigeria, just over three weeks after a Boko Haram attack killed three aid workers.

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