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13 May 2015 description

MSF est l'une des rares organisations à venir en aide à cette population vulnérable

13 May 2015 description

MSF provides assistance to Nigerian returnees fleeing Niger

Thousands of people who fled violence in Nigeria, have fled fighting on the islands of Lake Chad in Niger. Tens of thousands have arrived in towns next to Lake Chad in Niger while several thousands are returning to Borno state in their home country. Around 1200 refugees have returned so far to Nigeria, and a total of 4000 are expected. Most of them are women, elderly men and children. 25% of the returnees are under five years old.

17 Apr 2015 description

On Wednesday, a suicide bomber attacked a camp of the United Nations mission in Mali (MINUSMA) in the outskirts of Ansongo town, killing three civilians – two children and one adult – and wounding 16 people, most of them UN peacekeepers. A Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) team was immediately deployed to the area and referred five wounded children to the Ansongo referral hospital, where the organisation has been working since 2012.

31 Mar 2015 description

As a result of the fighting between Boko Haram and the Nigerian Army at the end of March, around 6,000 people were forced to flee their homes. They arrived in Maiduguri, Borno State’s capital. The authorities have opened a new camp, but there are currently no latrines, no water on site and insufficient shelter. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has been working since 2013 in the Borno State. Our team assessed the needs and initiates emergency activities in this camp.

20 Mar 2015 description

Suite aux attaques menées par Boko Haram dans le nord-est du Nigeria, des milliers de personnes ont récemment franchi la frontière du Tchad en quête d’un lieu sûr. D’après les estimations officielles, ils sont quelques 18 000 réfugiés à vivre rassemblés dans des camps et au sein de la communauté dans la région du lac. Mais récemment, l’insécurité est également montée d’un cran au Tchad, où une attaque a été menée dans la ville de Ngouboua, à 25 kilomètres de la frontière avec le Nigeria, entraînant la fuite de milliers de résidents et de réfugiés.

18 Mar 2015 description

As a result of attacks by Boko Haram in the northwest of Nigeria, thousands of people have recently fled across the border to neighbouring Chad, gathering in a refugee camp and within the community. Official estimates say that around 18,000 refugees have sought shelter in the Lake Chad region. Insecurity within Chad itself has also increased since an attack on the town of Ngouboua, 25 kilometres from the Nigerian border, causing thousands of refugees and residents to flee for safety.

09 Mar 2015 description

Pendant un an, Seïdina Ousseini a été coordinateur du projet MSF situé à Ansongo, au nord du Mali. Il nous raconte les difficultés rencontrées par MSF pour apporter des soins médicaux à cette population victime de la crise politique et de l'insécurité.

Depuis quand MSF travaille-t-elle dans cette zone du Nord Mali ?

13 Feb 2015 description

La recrudescence de la violence due aux dernières attaques de Boko Haram dans le sud-est du Niger suscite de vives inquiétudes quant à la situation humanitaire de la population. « Les habitants de Diffa ont commencé à fuir et nous ne savons pas exactement où ils sont allés. Des centaines de véhicules ont quitté la ville depuis les attaques, relate Mohamed Morchid, chef de mission MSF au Niger. Notre préoccupation est maintenant de comprendre la situation humanitaire dans ces autres zones.

13 Feb 2015 description

The upsurge of violence following Boko Haram's recent attacks in southeast Niger has caused concern about the humanitarian situation of the local population. "The population from Diffa started to flee and it is still not clear where they have been displaced.

30 Jan 2015 description

Following the 3 January attack by Boko Haram in Baga, Borno State, in northern Nigeria, 5,000 displaced people arrived at the ‘Teacher Village’ camp in Maiduguri, the state capital, where MSF is assisting them. Our teams are also working in neighbouring Niger where refugees continue to arrive. With the upcoming risk of electoral violence, MSF teams in the south of Nigeria are preparing an emergency response plan.

12 Jan 2015 description

In the wake of a major attack carried out by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram on the northern Nigerian town of Baga, a Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) team is assisting survivors who fled to the city of Maiduguri. Many people are believed to have been slaughtered in the attack—the deadliest by Boko Haram for five years—while thousands more were displaced from their homes.

Twenty wounded survivors are being treated in Maiduguri hospital by Ministry of Health teams.

04 Nov 2014 description

An epidemic of cholera broke out in Borno State in the northeast of Nigeria at the end of September. Already operating in this remote state that is difficult to get to and where the provision of healthcare is extremely limited, MSF is now responding to this latest epidemic. There have been 4,500 cases and 70 deaths from cholera in barely a month in Borno State’s capital and principal town Maiduguri and the number of cases continues to rise.

18 Apr 2014 description

Aissami Abdou, épidémiologiste nigérien, coordonne depuis six mois le projet MSF d’Ansongo, dans le nord du Mali. Arrivé en fin de mission, il résume ses expériences et explique les difficultés qu’il a rencontrées en travaillant dans un tel contexte.

23 Jan 2014 description

Côme Niyomgabo, 40 ans, est Burundais. Pendant neuf mois, il a été le coordinateur du projet MSF visant à réduire la mortalité infantile à Bouza, dans la région de Tahoua, au Niger. Il partage son expérience.

Quelle est actuellement la situation à Bouza ?

« Nous venons de vivre le moment le plus difficile de l’année à savoir la période de soudure agricole, qui s'accompagne généralement d'une pénurie alimentaire et d'une forte prévalence du paludisme due à la saison des pluies.

22 Jan 2014 description

Côme Niyomgabo, a 40-year-old Burundian, recently finished a nine-month mission coordinating the Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) project to reduce child mortality in Bouza, in Niger’s Tahoua district. He discusses his experience in this interview.

What is the situation in Bouza at present?

20 Aug 2013 description

In 2013, children have suffered exceptionally high levels of malnutrition in some regions in Niger, mainly in the Maradi region. At Madarounfa, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has been caring for nearly twice as many malnourished children as it did during the same period in 2012 (5,455 compared to 3,985).

Dr. Chantal Gamba, who runs MSF’s programs in Niger, says that many of these children are suffering from marasmus, a severe form of malnutrition with oedema, as well as dehydration or severe malaria.

30 Jul 2013 description

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) head of mission Johanne Sekkenes just returned from Mali, where continuing conflict has made access to health care a major problem.

What is the situation in Mali today?

25 Jul 2013 description

Johanne Sekkenes, chef de mission de retour du Mali, livre ses impressions sur la situation humanitaire actuelle dans ce pays.

Quelle est la situation au Mali aujourd’hui ?

24 May 2013 description

Déclarée le 11 mai par les autorités sanitaires, l’épidémie de choléra qui sévit actuellement dans le nord du Niger a déjà touché plus de 240 personnes. Toutes ont été prises en charge par les équipes MSF. Six décès sont à déplorer. MSF a ouvert deux centres de traitement du choléra (CTC) dans les localités de Mangaïzé et Ayorou, à respectivement 150 et 200 kilomètres au nord de Niamey, la capitale nigérienne. Cette région qui accueille de nombreux réfugiés maliens avait déjà été touchée par le choléra l’an dernier.

24 May 2013 description

Cholera has broken out in northern Niger, in an area now inhabited by large numbers of Malian refugees who fled conflict in their homeland.

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has treated all of the nearly 250 people affected by the cholera outbreak in northern Niger that was declared by the country’s health authorities on May 11. MSF has also opened two cholera treatment centers in the regions of Mangaïzé and Ayorou, north of the capital, Niamey. Six people have died in the outbreak thus far, however.