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31 Jan 2017 description

DANS CE NUMERO

P1 A Am Timan, MSF a mis en place un réseau d’agents communautaires de santé pour combattre l’hépatite E

P2 Nos activités au Tchad Flashback: les premiers pas chez MSF de Alexi Makoulou Ngot MSF présente pour les urgences médicales au Tchad. Editorial de Rolland Kaya, Chef de Mission au Tchad

P3 Attaque militaire au Nigeria.
Témoignage d’Alfred Davies, coordinateur terrain pour MSF au Nigeria

P4 Lac Tchad: Le besoin d’assistance persiste

20 Jan 2017 description

Friday, January 20, 2017 — London/Geneva, 20 January 2017: The death toll continues to rise following the horrific military attack on civilians in Rann, Nigeria, according to latest estimates by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).

Around 90 people were killed when a Nigerian airforce plane circled twice and dropped two bombs in the middle of the town of Rann, which hosts thousands of internally displaced people. At the time of the attack, an aid distribution was taking place. The majority of the victims were women and children.

19 Jan 2017 description

By Alfred Davies, MSF Field Coordinator in Nigeria

Alfred Davies is an MSF Field Coordinator in Nigeria. He was in Rann when the aerial attack occurred, and in the hours that followed. Here is what he witnessed:

“The first bomb fell at 12.30pm and landed just a few metres away from the Red Cross office. The plane circled back around and it dropped a second bomb five minutes later.

08 Jan 2017 description

After an initial helicopter recce and security assessment mission to Baga on 9 December, the first Multi-Sector Initial Rapid Humanitarian Needs Assessment took only place one month after that. Technical representatives of the health, nutrition, WASH, food security and protection sectors were part of the assessment team. The shelter and CCM sector team had travelled to Baga two days earlier but used the helicopter to assess 2 other towns in Kukawa LGA (Cross-Kauwa and Kukawa).

05 Jan 2017 description

Over the past three months, our teams have distributed 810 tonnes of food in Maiduguri, northeastern Nigeria, which is enough to feed 26,000 families for two weeks.

“As a medical organisation, it’s not usually MSF’s role to provide people with food,” says Phillippe Le Vaillant, MSF head of mission. “But there are people in desperate need. Other organisations were not stepping in up until now, so MSF was obliged to fill this gap.”

22 Dec 2016 description

Résumé

Cette étude de cas de la réponse du « système humanitaire » aux crises de déplacement entraînées par des conflits dans la région de Diffa, au Niger, a pour but de déterminer si le système est adapté aux objectifs, ou si, en d’autres termes, il y a un « écart en situation d’urgence ».
L’écart en situation d’urgence fait référence ici à l’incapacité d’atteindre un niveau de réponse pouvant être raisonnablement attendu, autrement dit, de formuler une réponse que le système humanitaire international devrait être en mesure de livrer.

22 Dec 2016 description

Insufficient humanitarian response to crisis in Diffa

Despite having saved thousands of lives, the humanitarian system’s internal dynamics and security restrictions have undermined the deployment of a timely, flexible and sufficient response for the hundreds of thousands of people affected by the conflict in Diffa.

20 Dec 2016 description

Epidemic outbreaks, population displacements and floods are just some of the situations to which EMUSA (MSF’s rapid emergency response team in Niger and Mali) has responded during the 15 months Adolphe Masudi has worked as EMUSA coordinator. Here, Adolphe tells us about his experience.

What was the first emergency you had to face with EMUSA?

22 Nov 2016 description

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.

21 Nov 2016 description

DANS CE NUMERO

P1 MSF répond en urgence aux cas suspects d’Hépatite E à Am Timam dans la région de Salamat

Qui sont les Médecins Sans Frontières?

P2 Nos activités au Tchad

Interview: Une psychologue panaméenne dans la zone du Lac

Les enfants de Dr. Uli

P3 Les déplacés du Lac

P4 Lutter contre la malnutrition à Bokoro

P5 Interview Dr Rony Brauman: On soignait tout le monde, civils comme combattants

P6 MSF au Tchad en chiffres

20 Nov 2016 description

The conflict in Borno State started in 2009 when Boko Haram (BH) launched attacks in northeastern Nigeria. By 2014, BH controlled large swathes of territory in Borno State and caused large-scale population displacement. In 2015, Nigeria elected a new President who vowed to take back control of all Nigerian territory from BH. Since then, the Nigerian army escalated their operations and have been engaged in active fighting with BH across Borno, including launching airstrikes in areas under BH control.

14 Nov 2016 description

The ongoing conflict between Boko Haram and the Nigerian military has had a devastating impact on the people on northeasterm Nigeria's Borno State. In several locations, people seeking safety from the violence are entirely dependent on outside aid, which is not reaching them. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) program coordinator Helle Poulsen-Dobbyns recently returned from Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State. Here, she explains MSF's response to malnutrition in the region.

What is the situation in Maiduguri?

11 Nov 2016 description

Interview with Helle Poulsen-Dobbyns, MSF programme coordinator in Maiduguri

Helle Poulsen-Dobbyns has just returned from Maiduguri – the capital of Borno State in northeastern Nigeria – where she was programme coordinator for Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). She explains how malnourished children were flooding into MSFmedical facilities in a region affected by the conflict between Boko Haram and the Nigerian army.

What is the situation in Maiduguri?