Première Urgence Internationale is implementing multiple projects aimed at enhancing healthcare access in the Kidal region, located in northern Mali. This area has been plagued by security challenges for many years, underscoring the critical need to bolster humanitarian assistance, particularly in the healthcare sector.



“The main thing is to keep smiling”

From South Sudan, Ken Garang is Première Urgence Internationale’s Field Coordinator in Maiduguri, Nigeria. An example of resilience, he shares his tips on how he rose up the ranks and made a difference in the field over the last six years, and more to come.

Sudan: When the community seizes the fight against malnutrition

Acute and chronic malnutrition remains one of the major public health concerns in Sudan. To address emergency food and nutritional needs of families with children diagnosed with malnutrition in Gedaref, eastern Sudan, Première Urgence Internationale involves health volunteers from the community. Rogia is one of them.

Central African Republic: Celebration of World Toilet Day

On 18 November 2022, Première Urgence Internationale celebrated World Toilet Day with the inhabitants of the village of Yangoubrindji (Bamingui-Bangoran prefecture, Central African Republic). This year’s global theme was “Groundwater and Sanitation”, with the slogan “making the invisible visible”.

Interview with Moussa Kaba, health coordinator in Burkina Faso

Moussa is health coordinator for Première Urgence Internationale in Burkina since October 2020

DR Congo: Communities as both beneficiaries and agents of change

Première Urgence Internationale’s teams have been working in the Democratic Republic of Congo for 20 years, providing assistance to 350,000 people throughout the country. In the province of North Kivu, the various interventions allow us to fight against the increasing difficulties of access to quality health services.

Central African Republic : Responding to the urgent needs of malnourished children

The Central African Republic has suffered multiple political and security crises since 2013. These crises adversely affected the population’s access to basic services, particularly health services, which were already fragile and dysfunctional before the crisis. In 2021, more than half of the country’s population, or 2,571,343 people, were in need of humanitarian health assistance, 17% more than in 2020.

Central African Republic: In Ndele, Global Handwashing Day was celebrated with demonstrations

The Global Handwashing Day (October 15) was celebrated in the village of Adoumindou, located 7km from Ndélé in the Bamingui-Bangoran prefecture. It is one of the villages that benefited from the family latrines of the Iboungbi project (multisectoral development in the North-East of CAR): 60 latrines were built there.

This year’s global theme was “the power is in our hands”.

MALI: Displaced populations take refuge in the Kidal region

The Kidal region, once the epicenter of the political and security crisis in Mali, has experienced a relative lull since 2019. However, for the past few months, Kidal has been facing the arrival of more and more displaced populations from the north and center of the country, due to the deterioration of the context in these areas. Indeed, some communities are forced to leave their villages and abandon their resources for security reasons, and take refuge in calmer regions such as Kidal.

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