Important progress has been made in delivering life-saving relief to millions of people in north-east Nigeria. However, the complex Lake Chad Basin crisis will require sustained international support over the coming years.
Some 3.7 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance in Borno state, and all are at risk for malaria. WHO estimates that every week, around 8500 people are infected with the disease in the state alone.
The rainy season coincides with the peak of malaria and increased malnutrition rates. MSF is deploying a mobile team to deliver medical and humanitarian support in Rann, Banki and Damasak over the coming months.