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28 Sep 2016 description

The conflict in Borno State started in 2009 when Boko Haram launched attacks in Bauchi, Borno, Yobe and Kano. By 2014, Boko Haram controlled large swathes of territory in Borno State.

28 Sep 2016 description

London/Abuja, Nigeria, 28 September 2016 – The humanitarian emergency in northeastern Nigeria is reaching catastrophic levels. A massive relief effort is needed immediately in remote areas as well as in the state capital, the international medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said today.

26 Sep 2016 description

A humanitarian crisis is unfolding in northeast Nigeria's Borno State, where violence has displaced thousands and cut off enclaves outside the state capital of Maiduguri from humanitarian aid.

Boulama Mala: “It’s hard at my age to feed 10 people.”

20 Sep 2016 description

On September 19, United Nations (UN) member states came together to formulate a more “coordinated and humane approach to address large movements of refugees and migrants," according to the New York Declaration that was ratified today at the UN's Global Summit on Refugees and Migrants.

19 Sep 2016 description

On 19 September, leaders from all over the world will meet to adopt the New York Declaration, coming together to work on a more “coordinated and humane approach to address large movements of refugees and migrants”.

15 Sep 2016 description

Hawa Hamad, a small child from a small village near Gambir

Hawa Hamad arrived at the public health centre in Gambir with her parents on a Monday night. She received an injection to stop the diarrhoea and vomiting that she was suffering from.

The family spent the night at the home of some relatives who lived nearby. They knew that the next day MSF staff would be running a mobile clinic in the village and they wanted the team to check on Hawa first thing.

15 Sep 2016 description

“It’s serious for children here,” says Bernadette Ammaji, an MSF cook, as she prepares food for malnourished children and their mothers at MSF’s therapeutic feeding centre in Bokoro town, central Chad. “Some mums don’t have the means to be able to feed their children. Others do, but they fail to take proper care of them due to a lack of education about hygiene and nutrition. You need to be strong and brave to care for a child here. It’s not easy.”

09 Sep 2016 description

Over the last few days, more than 200 families from Nigeria and Chad have reached the town of Toumour, located in the east Diffa region, fleeing violence and hunger in their home towns. Most of the new arrivals are women and children. According to their testimonies, they walked for four or five days, though only at night for fear of being attacked by Boko Haram or detained by the army.

07 Sep 2016 description

Interview with MSF project coordinator Hakim Khaldi
7 September 2016

In August, an MSF team went to Bama, a town 75 kilometres from Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State. Bama is on the frontline of the conflict between the Nigerian army and Boko Haram. MSF project coordinator Hakim Khaldi describes the conditions in which emergency assistance was delivered to people living in a camp.

26 Aug 2016 description

In early August, heavy rains in the Tahoua district of Niger caused severe flooding, killing one person, washing away over 500 houses, and leaving 1,940 households in a dire situation. Many homeless families have been left sheltering in public buildings, some in need of medical attention and most worried about their future.

10 Aug 2016 description

The conflict in Borno State started in 2009 when Boko Haram launched attacks in Bauchi, Borno, Yobe and Kano. By 2014, Boko Haram controlled large swathes of territory in Borno State.

In 2015, Nigeria elected a new President who vowed to take back control of territory from Boko Haram and also stamp out corruption in the country. Since then the Nigerian army has been engaged in fighting with Boko Haram, including by launching airstrikes that began in 2016, in areas under Boko Haram control. The army has now taken back many cities and villages and is securing them.

04 Aug 2016 description

Interview with Côme Niyomgabo, MSF head of mission in Mali, about the humanitarian situation in the north of the country following a fresh outbreak of violence

What is the current situation in northern Mali?

28 Jul 2016 description

The Lake Chad basin has in recent years become an important epicentre of violence, its population suffering intensified attacks by the Islamic State’s West Africa Province (ISWAP), also known as Boko Haram. At the end of 2014, ISWAP’s violence expanded from northeast Nigeria to Cameroon, Chad and Niger.

27 Jul 2016 description

Authors: Hugues Robert, Dorian Job Edesk / OCG

#0. Executive Summary:

MORTALITY AND HEALTH STATUS

27 Jul 2016 description

London/Geneva, 27 July 2016 – More than 500,000 people are living in “catastrophic” conditions in villages and towns across Borno state, northeastern Nigeria, according to international medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF), which is calling for the provision of emergency aid for those people in immediate danger of dying from malnutrition and disease.

22 Jul 2016 description

The conflict in Borno State started in 2009 when Boko Haram launched attacks in Bauchi, Borno, Yobe and Kano. By 2014, Boko Haram controlled large swathes of territory in Borno State.

In 2015, Nigeria elected a new President who vowed to take back control of territory from Boko Haram and also stamp out corruption in the country. Since then the Nigerian army has been engaged in fighting with Boko Haram, including by launching airstrikes that began in 2016, in areas under Boko Haram control. The army has now taken back many cities and villages and is securing them.

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.