Humanitarian crisis in Borno State

In northeastern Nigeria, a humanitarian emergency is reaching catastrophic levels, and Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has called for a massive international relief effort to take place immediately. The desperate living conditions in Borno State show the devastating impact of the ongoing conflict between Boko Haram and the Nigerian military. In several locations, people have sought refuge in towns or camps controlled by the military, and are entirely reliant on outside aid that does not reach them.

 

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From Dispatches: Fleeing violence, but finding hunger in Nigeria's Borno State

The desperate living conditions in Borno State show the devastating impact of the ongoing conflict between Boko Haram and the Nigerian military. In several locations, people have sought refuge in towns or camps controlled by the military, and are entirely reliant on outside aid that does not reach them. “Although a nutrition emergency was declared months ago, there has been a serious failure to help the people of Borno,” said Hugues Robert, head of MSF’s emergency response.

 

 

 

 

From the Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) International Activity Report:

 

 

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