"Our teams have witnessed executions" - MSF weekly scrapbook # 49

In the last couple of weeks, startling reports have begun to come in from Central African Republic. Following a WHO TB report, we highlight the urgent need for the global community to step up and fight the disease. We've had some very powerful blogs and, as always, our supporters have been amazing.


  1. In the news

  2. Central African Republic
  3. Central African Republic is in danger of becoming the world's latest failed state, with increasing sectarian violence sparking a humanitarian disaster.
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  5. Syria
  6. Urgent action needed globally for tuberculosis
  7. In response to the release of the WHO's World TB report, we are calling for more investment and research to make TB treatment shorter and more effective.MSF UK's Dr Philip Du Cros said: "These shocking figures are an indictment of the global failure to tackle drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) head on. People are paying for this failure with their lives."
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  9. Democratic Republic of Congo
  10. Violent clashes in South Irumu, Orientale province, in the east of Democratic Republic of Congo, have forced more than 100,000 people to flee their homes.
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  12. More than 130,000 people have fled the district of Al Safira, in Aleppo province, which has been under violent attack since 8th October. There is currently insufficient humanitarian aid to meet the massive, and growing, needs of these displaced people.
  13. On the blogs

  14. We've had some brilliant blogs from David and Jess in Pakistan and Emma's blog from South Sudan on the role of gender in humanitarian settings was perfect for the BBC's #100women.
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