In the heart of Africa
This child needs urgent care in a hospital in Baraka supported by Doctors Without Borders. He suffers from a severe malaria disease.
The political and humanitarian situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has been unstable for decades: displacement and violence, disease and malnutrition threaten people’s lives. Disease outbreaks and epidemics – such as malaria, measles and cholera – occur time and again. The Doctors Without Borders teams therefore provide basic health care in the largest country in the heart of Africa, treating malnourished children and malaria and measles patients. They operate on injured people, accompany births and treat tuberculosis and HIV patients. The teams are also active in health prevention: they vaccinate thousands of children through large-scale campaigns, educate people about health issues and distribute mosquito nets that protect against malaria.
With 3,000 €, Doctors Without Borders can treat more than 11,500 children against malaria. With 5.000 € or 7.800 € there are more than 19.000 children or more than 30.000 children.
In Southern Sudan
In our hospital in Melut we mainly treat people who have been driven out of their region by fighting.
The political and humanitarian situation in Southern Sudan has been unstable for decades. Again and again people have to suffer from armed conflicts. Violence has often escalated in the country. Around 1.5 million Southern Sudanese are fleeing fighting within their country. They need emergency medical aid, food, drinking water and shelter. Access to displaced people is a major challenge for humanitarian organisations in many places. In some areas, Doctors Without Borders is the only relief organisation offering health care to the people. The teams provide surgical assistance, basic health care, obstetrics, nutrition, distribution and vaccination campaigns.
With 8,000 €, Doctors Without Borders can, for example, administer anaesthesia to 325 severely injured people who have to undergo emergency surgery following outbreaks of violence. With 3,000 € or 10,000 € there are more than 125 severely injured or more than 400 severely injured.