Women and children receive medical care in Daynile Hospital

05.10.2009 | Banadir, South Central Somalia, Press Release

The civilian population of Mogadishu is trapped by the conflict, and has paid a heavy toll in recent fighting in residential neighborhoods.

Since early May 2009, medical staff in Daynile Hospital, located on the outskirts of Mogadishu, have treated 430 women and children, all victims of violence.

Among them, including children under 14 years-of-age, 232 suffered blast-related injuries and 115 were treated for gunshots wounds. In September alone, of the 93 women and children admitted tothe emergency department, 67 (56 women and 11 children) were treated for injuries related to shelling and gunfire.

MSF IN MOGADISHU

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) /Doctors Without Borders has been supporting the surgical department of Daynile Hospital since October 2007. The medical staff provides free care to the victims of violence in Mogadishu and the surrounding areas.

2008 MSF surgical teams operated on:

  • 3,878 people,
  • 1,249 with violence-related injuries.

MSF has been working continuously in Somalia for more than 18 years, during the different phases of conflict.

Today, MSF provides medical care to the communities in nine regions of the country.  In 2008 alone, MSF surgical teams operated on 3,878 people, 1,249 of them with violence-related injuries.

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