Kenya – MSF calls to ensure safe access to wounded by medical teams and ambulances

Kenya – MSF calls to ensure safe access to wounded by medical teams and ambulances

An MSF ambulance was attacked earlier today in Nairobi. MSF teams have already provided care to 19 people wounded during poll-related violence.

Earlier today MSF staff was harassed and ambulance attacked in Mathare, Nairobi while picking up a patient. The ambulance was hit with a stone and the windshield and mirrors broken. “We call on all communities to provide and ensure unconditional and safe access to those affected so that casualties are attended to in a timely manner,” said Abubakr Bakri, MSF’s head of mission in Kenya. So far, MSF teams have received and treated a total of 19 wounded: 4 at MSF clinic in Eastlands, Nairobi, 10 in Kisumu (2 with gunshot wounds), and 5 in Homa Bay County (2 with gunshot wounds). As skirmishes ensue in Kenya repeat poll, MSF has 12 emergency response teams to respond to any casualties: 5 in Eastlands and 1 in Kibera (Nairobi County), 2 in Kisumu County, 2 in Homa Bay County, 1 in Likoni (Mombasa County) and 1 in Garissa County. In Kenya, MSF works in Homa Bay, Kisumu, Nairobi, Mombasa, Garissa & Embu counties. MSF assists people based on need irrespective of race, religion, gender & political affiliation.
About MSF Regional Information Office Nairobi

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters and exclusion from healthcare. MSF offers assistance to people based on need, irrespective of race, religion, gender or political affiliation.