Central African Republic

By Doctors Without Borders | MSF has worked in the Central African Republic since 1997.

CAR: Providing Much-Needed HIV/AIDS Treatment in Bangui

<i>Just three months after starting a new project offering treatment for advanced HIV/AIDS in support of the Hôpital Communautaire in Bangui, Central</i> …

Life Sciences

CAR: Thousands of South Sudanese Refugees Living in Deplorable Conditions

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is providing lifesaving medical assistance to approximately 4,000 refugees who fled violence …

Africa

Bringing Central African Republic’s Story to the World

In November of 2013, as Central African Republic descended into sectarian violence following months of political instability, French photographer …

Africa

Dispatch from the Field: Bria’s Doctors | Doctors without borders

For most of the six months that I was in Bria, Dr. Justin was our project’s “MedRef” – aka head doctor. The <i>medecin referent</i> is the person who holds …

Doctors Without Borders

CAR: No Hope of Returning Home

A nervous calm prevails as the Central African Republic (CAR) awaits the final round of presidential elections, due to take place in early February. …

Africa

Dispatch from the Field: Bria Receives IDPs | Doctors without borders

The LRA (Lord’s Resistance Army) has been quite active in the eastern and southeastern parts of the Central African Republic, attacking villages and …

Dispatch From the Field: Sadia, 'La Sterilisatrice' | Doctors without borders

At least once a week, I go to the morning meetings at the hospital at 7am. One of the first times I went, I met Sadia. She is the <i>Sterilisatrice</i> for …

Central African Republic by MSF

A nervous calm prevails as the Central African Republic awaits the final round of presidential elections due to take place in early February. Renewed …

Africa

CAR: MSF Vaccinates 10,000 Children Against Measles and Pneumococcal Disease

In Central African Republic (CAR), Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) emergency teams have vaccinated almost 10,000 children in …

Measles

An HIV Nurse Shares Her Patients' Stories Through Art

From a charismatic 4-year-old to a moody teenager to a delicate older woman, Diana Johnson's portraits show that HIV doesn't shape a person.<p>Tuesday is World AIDS Day, and a nurse who treated HIV patients in the Central African Republic wants the world to learn more about the virus and its patients …

CAR Muslims Fear for Their Lives

A Moment of Grace Amid Pervasive Chaos: A Surgeon's Letter from Bangui

<i>David Rothstein is a pediatric surgeon in Buffalo, New York. He began working with Doctors Without Borders/Médedins Sans Frontières (MSF) in 2007 in</i> …

Surgeon

CAR: MSF Begins Emergency Intervention in Kouango

In late 2014, thousands of people from the Kouango area of southern Central African Republic (CAR) began to cross the Ubangi River seeking safety in …

Africa

Lost in Transition | Doctors without borders

Today I woke up and didn’t know where I was. The air was cool, the room dark and still, the sheets wrapped around me smooth and unfamiliar smelling. …

Doctors Without Borders

A life saved and a life lost | Doctors without borders

As I’ve mentioned before, Zemio, and the province it sits in to the extreme east of CAR, is by and large an oasis of relative peace in this …

Doctors Without Borders

Benediction | Doctors without borders

Foreword: the episode that I am writing about here happened some months ago. It’s taken time for me to be able to write about it – time even to be …

Doctors Without Borders

CAR: Ongoing Violence Means Ongoing Health Needs in Bambari Area

The volatile security situation in Bambari, in the Ouaka province of Central African Republic (CAR), is disrupting life for the town’s residents and …

Health

CAR: MSF Begins Vaccination Campaign for 18,000 Displaced by Violence

This week, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) began a campaign to vaccinate at least 18,000 children under 15 years old against …

Central African Republic

Rested and ready to return | Doctors without borders

I’m sat writing from the capital Bangui waiting for my internal flight back to Zemio. I’ve been a bit silent in the old blogosphere these last three …

Central African Republic: A Year of Chaos

Despite international aid efforts, Central African Republic (CAR) is still enduring an ongoing catastrophe. International military forces have been …

Africa

CAR: Attacks Against MSF Threaten Humanitarian Aid

<b>BANGUI, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC/PARIS—</b>Escalating numbers of attacks and extortion attempts against humanitarian aid workers in the Central African …

Humanitarianism

CAR: MSF Cares for Victims of Sexual Violence

The fear and trauma of sexual violence has sadly become a part of life for an unknown number of women, men, and children in Central African Republic …

Doctors Without Borders

CAR: Ten Days of Violence in Bangui

<i>From October 7 to 17, civilians in Bangui, the capital of Central African Republic (CAR), once again experienced violent clashes and abuse. The</i> …

Africa

CAR: "Despite All the Risks, We Are Still Committed"

<i>On April 26, 2014, nineteen civilians, including three Central African Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) national staff members,</i> …

Health

CAR: An Upsurge in Violence Hinders Access to Medical Care in Bangui

The situation in Bangui, capital of Central African Republic, has been extremely tense since a new wave of violence broke out on October 7. Men and …

Central African Republic

Irène seeks medical care for her daughter at the #MSF hospital in the displaced camp by Mpoko airport. #CARcrisis

Treating Survivors of Sexual Violence in Central African Republic

Women and children are extremely vulnerable to sexual violence during times of conflict. Rape is frequently used by armed groups as a weapon of war, …

Africa

Central African Republic: A Day in the Bush

It is very early in the morning when a car leaves the Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) base in Bambari, Ouaka region, in the …

Africa