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20 Jul 2016 description

Abuja & Paris – The health situation in Borno State in northeast Nigeria is critical. At least 500,000 people who are either displaced or cut off in enclaves outside the State capital of Maiduguri are in urgent need of food, medical care, drinking water and shelter.

“Aid agencies must deploy a massive relief operation to respond to this health disaster,” says Dr Isabelle Defourny, director of operations at Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).

19 Jul 2016 description

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has provided assistance to displaced people living in remote areas in northern Diffa for over a year, far from any humanitarian aid.

22 Jun 2016 description

Critical humanitarian needs identified for displaced in Bama, Borno State, Nigeria

Abuja — A catastrophic humanitarian emergency is currently unfolding in a camp for internally displaced people in Borno State, Nigeria.

21 Jun 2016 description

MSF delivers water supplies and provides healthcare to people recently displaced by violence in the southeast of Niger.

The attacks that occurred on 3 June 2016 in Bosso, a town in the region of Diffa, caused several tens of thousands of people to take to the road. For many, it was the second time that they had been displaced because of violence related to the group ‘Islamic State West Africa Province’, better known as Boko Haram.

08 Jun 2016 description

MSF is working to assist the recently displaced people with basic aid

Following an attack on the town of Bosso in the Diffa region on 3 June, most of the population of Bosso, as well as neighbouring Yébi and Toumour, have fled to find safer locations. The majority of these newly displaced, numbering in the thousands, had come to the area seeking refuge from previous attacks.

26 May 2016 description

With simultaneous epidemics of meningitis and measles in Niger, teams from Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) have been supporting the Ministry of Health in its efforts to bring them under control, while taking steps to prevent cholera spreading from neighbouring Nigeria. The areas most affected by the outbreaks are sheltering large numbers of refugees and people displaced from their homes by violence in the region.

26 May 2016 description

MSF assists victims of violence in the district of Bosso, in Diffa region

At least six people were killed and eight more were severely injured last Thursday in an attack in Yebi, Bosso district, Niger, where thousands of people displaced from the Lake Chad area have settled looking for refuge. According to the Nigerien authorities, the attack was carried out by the group Islamic State’s West Africa Province (ISWAP), also known as Boko Haram.

21 May 2016 description

1. Timeframe

  • 05th to 10th April 2016 : data collection
  • 11 th to 18th April 2016 : data entry, analysis and reporting

2. Stakeholders

RUWASA, ACF, CARITAS, UNICEF, DDPs leaders SEMA, MSF Spain, ICRC

12 May 2016 description

Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) pediatrics advisor Dr. David Green recently arrived in Koutiala, southern Mali, to begin an extended visit to one of MSF’s largest pediatric programs at Koutiala Reference Hospital. Here, he describes a day working with the hospital’s Malian doctors, whose wealth of experience keeps the six-year-old project running.

31 Mar 2016 description

Large-scale humanitarian needs go unmet as millions displaced by the ongoing crisis

With more than 2.7 million people uprooted from their homes, the Lake Chad basin is currently home to one of the African continent’s biggest humanitarian crises. The region is reaching breaking point due to attacks by the Islamic State’s West Africa Province group (ISWAP), also known as Boko Haram, and a strong military response which has been launched to curb the violence.

04 Feb 2016 description

Paris/New York—The routine use of antibiotics in the treatment of severe acute malnutrition has minimal impact on the likelihood of recovery, according to a major study of more than 2,000 children by the medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and its research arm Epicentre, published today in _The New England Journal of Medicine_.

04 Feb 2016 description

February 03, 2016

In northeast Nigeria's Borno State, the fight between the Nigerian government and the Islamic State’s West-African Province (ISWAP), formerly known as Boko-Haram, is having drastic consequences for public health, causing widespread displacement and limiting access to medical care._

22 Dec 2015 description

In 2005, an innovative strategy consisting of moving the treatment of severe acute malnutrition out of hospitals was expanded massively for the first time, and reached a record number of children.Ten years later, strategies to tackle other deadly diseases in Niger are combining with the fight against malnutrition in a public health approach.

22 Dec 2015 description

Elyse Aichatou is a nurse. Having just left midwifery school in 2005, she was recruited by MSF to take care of malnourished children when the country was hit by an extremely serious nutritional crisis. For 10 years, Elyse has continued her work at MSF’s nutritional centres in southern Niger. Here she talks about her experience and the problem of malnutrition in the Zinder region from 2005 until today. “I was born in Zinder, Niger’s second largest city, situated in the south of the country. In 2005, with my midwifery degree in hand, I was recruited by MSF.

07 Dec 2015 description

Chad: Deadly attack in Koulfa Island, Lake Chad

MSF teams providing support to the Chadian Ministry of Health

London, 7 December 2015 – A triple suicide attack that took place on the island of Koulfa in the Lake Chad area in Chad on Saturday morning has reportedly killed 30 people and wounded up to 200. Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) teams present in the area immediately mobilised to provide support to the Chadian Ministry of Health.

27 Nov 2015 description

27 November 2015 – An attack on a village in the Diffa region of Niger on 25 November has left 18 dead and 16 wounded, according to local authorities. The wounded were treated on site by local health staff, while six people with severe injuries have been transferred to Diffa hospital with the help of a team from MSF.

23 Nov 2015 description

Interview with Dr Jean-Clément Cabrol, MSF Director of Operations

The Lake Chad region has become the epicentre of violence with continued attacks by the Islamic State’s West Africa Province (ISWAP) group, also known as Boko Haram. Government military operations in response are also contributing to mass displacement across the region. To date, over 2.5 million people have been made homeless as a result of violence in Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and Niger. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is scaling up its medical and humanitarian response in the four countries.