Nigeria

A growing, yet largely ignored, malnutrition crisis is unfolding in northwest Nigeria, which threatens the lives of tens of thousands of children, Médecins Sans Frontières /Doctors Without Borders (MSF) warned today. Since January, MSF teams, working in partnership with Nigerian health authorities...
Since May, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has been witnessing an unprecedented influx of malnourished children to our nutrition centre in Maiduguri, Nigeria, suggesting an alarming nutritional crisis in Borno state. We are therefore calling for an urgent scale up of the humanitarian response in...
Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is shocked and deeply saddened by the news of the death of two of our colleagues, Mohammad Hassan, a 37-year-old nurse employed by MSF in Shinkafi, Zamfara province in northwest Nigeria, and Atef Seif Mohammed Al-Harazy, a 35-year-old nurse...
Women queue up at a borehole to collect water in Gwoza, Borno state, Nigeria. © Scott Hamilton/MSF
After more than a decade of armed conflict, outbreaks of severe malnutrition, malaria, measles and cholera, approximately 1.5 million internally displaced people (IDPs) in Borno state now face the spectre of COVID-19. Many live in vastly overcrowded camps with poor water and sanitation facilities,...
Testimony by Daniela Muñoz, logistics coordinator of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Every single last detail must be controlled when you organise mass vaccination campaigns such as the meningitis intervention that Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is currently undertaking in...
Interview with Bart Bardock, Nigeria Emergency Response Unit (NERU) Project Coordinator. NERU has been working since February in Nigeria’s Sokoto, Zamfara, Kebbi and Niger states collecting samples, doing surveillance work and supporting the national vaccination campaign to reduce the impact of the...
Violence and insecurity continue to force people from their homes in northeast Nigeria, where new waves of displaced are arriving in remote towns of Borno State. Nigerian refugees are also being forcibly returned from Cameroon, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)/Doctors Without Borders says today. Over...
The death toll continues to rise following the horrific military attack on civilians in Rann, Nigeria, according to latest estimates by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). Around 90 people were killed when a Nigerian airforce plane circled twice and dropped two bombs in the middle of the town of Rann,...
At least 120 people were wounded and 52 killed following today’s bombing by the Nigerian Army in an internally displaced persons camp in Rann, Nigeria, according to Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). “This large-scale attack on vulnerable people who have already fled from extreme violence is shocking...
MSF is providing food aid to families in Maiduguri who receive little or no support from other organisations. Many of these people live in the Muna area on the outskirts of the city, where there are eight informal camps with populations ranging from 500 to 6,000 people. Two of the settlements that...
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