Medical charity leaves town in Central African Republic
Doctors without Borders said it has pulled out of the town of Zemio in Central African Republic after militants attacked a hospital hosting more than a thousand displaced people and killed a baby. Two armed men entered the hospital July 11 and threatened a family before shooting the baby as the family tried to seek cover. “The child was shot in her mother’s arms and in a medical facility: the two places where a child should be safest,” the medical charity said. The group’s officials told Reuters that it relocated its officials to the capital city, Bangui. Many displaced people had sought refuge in Zemio as they fled militia violence in the country’s southeastern region. But the town increasingly faced attacks in the past few weeks, displacing more than 20,000 people. —O.O.