FORGOTTEN CRISIS

In the Democratic Republic of Congo, lives are on the line as people struggle
against violence and deprivation
– vulnerable to deadly diseases like malaria, measles and now,
the biggest cholera outbreak in the past two decades.

Please help MSF teams as they work round the clock to deliver urgent medical care in this neglected humanitarian crisis.

RED ALERT: 
NEW VIOLENCE DISPLACES OVER 50,000 IN ITURI 

MSF emergency teams have been racing to deliver health and humanitarian care to 57,000 people who have fled new outbreaks of violence in Ituri Province, eastern DRC. Those who have reached the Ugandan border have almost nothing to survive on, with little access to clean water and sanitation. MSF has set up an outpatient clinic to deliver urgent vaccinations for children, to help prevent the risk of diseases like measles.

Janet arrived at MSF’s clinic with her three children. She became separated from her husband as they fled their village, and has no idea where he is. She said: “My children and I are suffering here. One of them is sick – we are all in trouble. We have nothing.”

EMERGENCY ACTION:
CHOLERA HOT SPOTS

Decades of civil war have destroyed health systems and displaced almost 4.5 million people. Epidemics of disease cycle back year on year: right now MSF is battling the worst cholera epidemic in 20 years. In areas where access to drinking water and sanitation are poor, cholera is highly contagious, and has already reached densely populated parts of the capital, Kinshasa, as well as many surrounding provinces. To help stem the epidemic, MSF has set up two cholera treatment centres to provide round the clock care for severely sick patients.

“It’s crucial to act quickly to prevent the spread of this epidemic. By providing quick
and free treatment for patients, we can ensure proper care for those who are ill.”


- MSF’s emergency response unit member Jean Liyolongo, DRC

LOSS

Tamari, 65, is the mother of four children
and has lived in a displacement camp
for two years.
“I had a house and family. Now I have nothing.”

THE POPULATION IS STRUGGLING  
 WITH EVERY KIND OF NEED  

“It’s heartbreaking to see how the people of DRC have suffered crisis after crisis.
This is why MSF is there, to respond to this humanitarian crisis and
provide medical aid where it is needed most.”


- Jenny Tung, MSF-Hong Kong Director of Fundraising and Development (third from right)
after her recent field trip to DRC

 

Fresh fighting in Ituri Province has forced 300,000 to flee  

One-third of MSF’s patients are suffering from malaria

PLEASE HELP US SAVE MORE LIVES NOW.
DONATE TODAY.

Emergency Health Kit
HK$800
Treats 48 patients

 

Packed with emergency
medical supplies, these kits help maximise patient care with limited staff, essential for
places like DRC.

Measles Vaccine 
HK$1,500
 Vaccinates 625 children

 

Measles is deadly, especially for children under five. You can prevent unnecessary deaths by supporting our measles vaccination campaigns now.

Family Tent
HK$3,000
Shares the cost of a tent


Each tent provides shelter for up to five displaced people. It has a lifespan of 1+ year, giving protection in all climates.