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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.

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.

21 May 2013 description

Armed men in hospitals, harassing patients; health facilities used to identify and apprehend enemies; clinics abandoned and hospitals destroyed. Overwhelmed emergency services, where medical staff are in terror of reprisals for having provided care for a patient; ambulances blocked from accessing the wounded, or held up for hours at checkpoints; entrenched animosities and divisions denying certain groups of people the medical assistance they need.

24 Apr 2013 description

MSF Releases Report that diseases must be tackled together to pre-empt another crisis

12 Apr 2013 description

Une aide urgente doit être fournie aux 70 000 Maliens

Au milieu du désert mauritanien, 70 000 réfugiés continuent de survivre dans des conditions précaires, sans perspective de retour au pays en raison des tensions ethniques affectant le nord du Mali. C’est ce que décrit un rapport intitulé « Échoués dans le désert » et publié aujourd’hui par Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), qui appelle les organisations humanitaires à se préparer à un effort continu à la hauteur des besoins.

12 Apr 2013 description

Raghu Venugopal is a Canadian doctor who serves as medical team leader for Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)’s Am Timan project in southeastern Chad, coordinating and optimizing MSF's core activities including pediatrics, malnutrition, obstetrics, HIV, tuberculosis, and outpatient mobile clinics. Raghu’s goal is to support the entire medical team to deliver the most efficient, compassionate, and professional medical care possible.

12 Apr 2013 description

Refugees stranded in Mauritanian desert with no hope of return

MSF report calls for urgent aid effort for 70,000 Malians

London/Nouakchott, 12 April 2013 – Some 70,000 refugees from Mali are living in difficult conditions in the middle of the Mauritanian desert, with ethnic tensions in northern Mali quashing any hopes of a swift return home. A report released today by Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) entitled Stranded in the desert calls on aid organisations urgently to renew efforts to meet the refugees’ basic needs.

03 Apr 2013 description

Il faut garantir l’accès aux soins pour les blessés

Après les affrontements meurtriers des 30 et 31 mars survenus à Tombouctou au Mali, les équipes de Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) présentes dans l’hôpital de la ville ont pris en charge 21 blessés dont 11 civils. Deux civils figurent également parmi les trois patients décédés après leur admission à l’hôpital de Tombouctou.

03 Apr 2013 description

APRIL 3, 2013—Following deadly clashes in Timbuktu, Mali, on March 30–31, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams working in the city’s hospital treated 21 wounded people, including 11 civilians, two of whom died.

Sporadic clashes between soldiers and armed groups prevent residents from traveling within Timbuktu, and people have reportedly died from their injuries because of their inability to reach health facilities due to the fighting. MSF calls on all warring parties to respect civilian populations and to facilitate access to medical facilities.

13 Mar 2013 description

Dans deux des trois régions du nord du Mali, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) appuie depuis avril 2012 des structures médicales afin de garantir un accès aux soins gratuits aux populations vulnérables. L’’insécurité empêche les équipes médicales de sortir des agglomérations pour évaluer les besoins des populations. En Mauritanie, des centaines de réfugiés continuent de traverser la frontière chaque jour. Pour les équipes de MSF, l’urgence n’est pas terminée.

12 Mar 2013 description

Despite some appearances of relative calm in Mali in recent weeks, the emergency is not yet over for the vast majority of the population in the country’s northern reaches. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has been supporting medical facilities in two of three regions in northern Mali since April 2012 to ensure access to free medical care for the vulnerable, but ongoing insecurity is still limiting the teams’ ability to carry out activities in rural areas. Meanwhile, hundreds of refugees continue to cross the border into Mauritania every day.

14 Feb 2013 description

Le conflit au nord du Mali continue d’entraîner le déplacement de dizaines de milliers de personnes dans la région africaine du Sahel. Dans les camps de réfugiés, les conditions de vie sont inacceptables et sont sources de maladie et de souffrance.