MSF Treats Wounded Amid Violence in Bangui – Central African Republic


BANGUI, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC/NEW YORK, APRIL 13, 2018 —The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has treated 80 wounded patients amid violence in Bangui over the past week.

In the early morning of April 8, United Nations and Central African Republic security forces launched a joint operation in the PK5 neighborhood in Bangui, which involved heavy fighting and resulted in dozens of people wounded.

MSF teams treated 40 wounded patients on April 8. This included 24 treated by MSF’s surgical teams at Sica hospital and others who received first aid at MSF’s Gbaya-Dombia maternity center.

After fighting resumed in PK5 on April 10, surgical teams at Sica hospital received a new influx of 40 patients that evening, when Red…

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