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18 Jan 2018 description

In northern Nigeria, years of conflict between the military and armed opposition groups known as Boko Haram have taken a heavy toll on the population. According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs more than 1.7 million people have been internally displaced by fighting in the northeastern states of Borno, Adamawa, and Yobe. Of these, 78 percent are in Borno.

30 Nov 2017 description

The conflict between the Nigerian military and armed opposition groups known as Boko Haram has been ongoing for more than eight years, with serious humanitarian consequences.  Aid needs to be sustained and increased, as hundreds of thousands of people remain heavily dependent on it for their survival.

29 Nov 2017 description

Emergency surgery is one of MSF’s main activities in Cameroon. This is particularly the case at the Regional Hospital in Kousséri, where MSF supports the Ministry of Health (MoH) with free, high quality emergency surgery. Surgery requires having a large supply of healthy blood available and this is the challenge MSF has taken up in Kousséri. In collaboration with the MoH, MSF has set up a blood bank that is jointly managed by both entities to address the hospital’s difficulties regarding blood transfusion.

28 Nov 2017 description

Au mois de septembre 2017, MSF a mis en service une banque de sang à l’Hôpital Régional Annexe de Kousseri (HRAK) pour y assurer une réserve de poches de sang suffisante. Dans les premières semaines, 345 poches de sang ont été données et la banque comprend permanemment environ 25 poches.

07 Nov 2017 description

The flight of the Rohingya has caught the world’s attention. Since 25 August, more than half a million men, women and children fled from one country to another in search of safety and respite.
The conditions of those now living in Bangladesh, having crossed from Myanmar, are dire. Many have arrived with just the clothes they happened to be wearing; they arrive scarred, wounded, traumatised.

01 Nov 2017 description

The spread of hepatitis E in Niger’s Diffa region has slowed since MSF began detecting and treating cases in early 2017, and the subsequent declaration of the outbreak by the Ministry of Health in mid-April 2017. The disease, which shares symptoms with other more common illnesses, doesn’t usually have serious consequences, but in pregnant women has a significantly higher fatality rate.

27 Oct 2017 description

Without access to a wide range of essential nutrients, 9 children will continue to die every minute of causes related to malnutrition. MSF calls for food aid to change and for a nutrient rich diet to be made available to children to save millions of young lives.

What is the malnutrition crisis?

18 Oct 2017 description

Dear Friends,

This February, I had the privilege to visit a new MSF pediatric program in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley, where hundreds of thousands of Syrians have sought refuge. The project, in the city of Zahle, occupies an entire floor of a government hospital that houses pediatric inpatients and provides general and intensive care for children.

The families served are primarily Syrian refugees. Many are marginalized and cut off from health care. Children, naturally, are the most vulnerable among them.

06 Oct 2017 description

6 October 2017

During the annual peak of malnutrition and malaria, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) increases its teams in the Zinder, Tahoua and Maradi regions, in southern Niger. This year we are employing more than 1,430 people in health structures and villages to prevent, detect and treat the diseases that affect children under five. The focus is on prevention, and strategies to treat children as quickly, and as close to their communities, as possible.

27 Sep 2017 description

Le mois de juin a marqué le premier anniversaire de la prise en charge chirurgicale d’urgence à l’Hôpital Régional de Maroua, en appui au Ministère de la santé publique (MINSANTE). En effet, c’est en juin 2015 que nous avons lancé nos activités chirurgicales et depuis, elles n’ont cessé d’aller en s’améliorant, bien que plusieurs défis restent d’actualité.

19 Sep 2017 description

19 September 2017

As new cases of cholera emerge from Monguno, Dikwa and other parts of Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state, Nigeria, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) continues to scale up its response. The Borno state Ministry of Health has reported 2,627 cholera cases, with 48 deaths, since the start of the outbreak. Maiduguri alone has witnessed 1,425 cases, while 600 and 602 cases have so far been reported in Dikwa and Monguno respectively.

01 Sep 2017 description

Maiduguri, Nigeria: Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is scaling up its ongoing efforts to prevent further deaths and the spread of cholera in Maiduguri, Nigeria. MSF is working in coordination with the Ministry of Health (MoH) and other organisations that are responding to the outbreak in the city.

29 Aug 2017 description

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is currently providing medical and mental health care to migrants and refugees in Tunisia—in Sfax and Zarzis. Many of these patients arrive after a perilous journey through Libya, where migrants are often kidnapped, tortured, and held for ransom. In Sfax, MSF mainly sees patients from sub-Saharan Africa, among them undocumented migrants, victims of human trafficking, and other vulnerable people.

23 Aug 2017 description

In northeast Nigeria, hundreds of thousands of people have been displaced by the ongoing conflict between Boko Haram and the Nigerian Armed Forces. Some have lived in temporary homes for years while others have been continually on the move. Each of them recounts a life of hardship while searching for a glimmer of hope. These are stories from people settled in the towns of Banisheikh and Pulka, in Borno State.

11 Aug 2017 description

Hundreds of people in a camp in northeastern Nigeria have been infected with hepatitis E after the disease spread from neighbouring Niger. The highly contagious disease has spread quickly through Ngala camp due to a combination of poor living conditions and flooding.

10 Aug 2017 description

A huge population dependent on assistance

Increasing provision of aid and the end of the harvest have brought some relief to the humanitarian situation in more accessible areas of Borno state, Nigeria but the emergency is not over. Hundreds of thousands of people remain almost entirely dependent on aid for their survival.

21 Jul 2017 description

Teams from Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) are scaling up assistance in anticipation of increasing humanitarian and medical needs in hard-to-reach areas of Borno state, Nigeria.

07 Jul 2017 description

Hundreds of thousands of people have been displaced by the conflict between Boko Haram and the Nigerian armed forces in the northeast of the country. Some of them have already lived for years in temporary homes. Others are on the move from one place to another. All of them recount a life full of hardships in search of a glimmer of hope. These are some of their stories in the towns of Pulka and Banisheikh, Borno state, Nigeria.

30 Jun 2017 description

After a third robbery of the Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) compound in Kidal, Mali on the night of 26 June and an attempted break-in of MSF’s warehouse on Saturday 24 June, the organisation has suspended all its activities in the region. In Kidal, MSF has assisted people living in and around the town, by supporting several health centres with medicine and staff, undertaking mobile clinics in remote areas and supporting a referral system for severe cases.

27 Jun 2017 description

La présence de MSF dans le camp de Minawao en chiffres :

Santé (mars 2015 – mai 2017)

  • 1928 enfants malnutris admis et suivis dans le programme CNAS
  • 33 588 consultations médicales réalisées pour les patients de moins de 5 ans
  • 77 039 consultations médicales réalisées pour les patients de plus de 5 ans
  • 3241 consultations en santé mentale

Eau et assainissement (février 2015 – août 2016)