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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...
Over the past three months, Médecins sans Frontières/Doctors without Borders (MSF) has distributed 810 tonnes of food in Maiduguri, northeastern Nigeria, which is enough to feed 26,000 families for two weeks. “As a medical organisation, it’s not usually MSF’s role to provide people with food,” says...
Many are dying from malnutrition We have recently returned from a visit to Nigeria’s Borno State. Amid the hunger and displacement, we saw that something else was terribly wrong. In the three places that we visited, there were hardly any children under 5 years of age. Almost none. They were missing...
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 state capital Maiduguri are in urgent need of food, medical care, drinking water and shelter. “Aid agencies must deploy a massive relief operation to...
Critical humanitarian needs for displaced in Bama, Borno State, Nigeria A catastrophic humanitarian emergency is currently unfolding in a camp for internally displaced people in Borno State, Nigeria, said Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Wednesday. For several hours on June 21...
The MSF boats Dignity I and Bourbon Argos together with the MY Phoenix, operated jointly with MOAS, yesterday rescued 1,658 people in MSF’s biggest day of operations on the Mediterranean Sea since operations began on 2 May. In six separate rescue operations, the three search and rescue vessels...
In the wake of a major attack carried out by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram on the town of Baga, in northern Nigeria, a team from Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is assisting survivors who have fled to the city of Maiduguri. A large number of people are believed to have been killed in the...
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MSF releases Zamfara Lead Poisoning progress report Six months on from an International Lead Poisoning Conference, Médecins sans Frontières (MSF) warns that time is running out to solve the Zamfara crisis in Nigeria. In a progress report, MSF has been treating lead poisoned children since the start...
Médecins sans Frontières (MSF) is encouraged by the engagement of the Emir of Gusau on the critical lead poisoning situation in Zamfara, but notes with concern the confusion caused by a potential ban on gold ore processing. MSF unequivocally believes that a ban on artisanal mining would have...
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