Nurse Shot In Attack On Ambulance In Cameroon’s South-West

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Cameroon Report – YAOUNDE

On Thursday morning, February 4, armed men shot at a Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) ambulance that was responding to a call in Muyuka, in the South-West region of Cameroon.

An MSF nurse was injured in the attack and is now receiving medical care. The vehicle was clearly identified as an MSF ambulance.

MSF condemned the attack and reiterated that ambulances, health care facilities, health staff, and civilians are not targets.

A second ambulance was later dispatched to respond to the initial call for emergency medical aid in Muyuka. That patient is now in critical condition.

For four years, Cameroon’s North-West and South-West regions have been convulsed by armed violence between government forces and non-state armed groups, which has displaced more than 700,000 people.

The humanitarian needs are enormous and displaced communities face difficulties accessing basic services, including health care.

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