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July 20, 2017

Teams from Doctors Without Borders/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.

May 09, 2017

As of the end of April, a total of 9,646 suspected cases of meningitis have been reported with a total of 839 deaths across Nigeria since late 2016, according to the Ministry of Health. The outbreak was officially declared in February, 2017. Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has deployed 11 medical field teams across Sokoto, Zamfara, Yobe, Niger and Kebbi states of Nigeria to support the Ministry of Health in the management of the current meningitis outbreak.

April 18, 2017

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, international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today.

April 18, 2017

At the end of 2016, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) started to offer primary healthcare and other services in Pulka, in the northeastern Nigerian state of Borno. Over the past few months, this small town situated next to the border with Cameroon has become a hotspot for new arrivals of people fleeing military operations by the Nigerian military and attacks by Boko Haram, and in search of food and basic services. Danca Paiva is MSF’s project coordinator in Pulka.

March 24, 2017

Every year, hundreds of Canadians work overseas with Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), delivering front-line medical care in most of the nearly 70 countries around the world where MSF carries out lifesaving emergency healthcare programs.

March 13, 2017

Le rétablissement de la politique de Mexico, surnommée la Règle du bâillon mondial, qui interdit aux organisations non gouvernementales subventionnées par les États-Unis de fournir des services, de l'information et des conseils en matière d'avortement, compromettra l'accès à l'avortement médicalisé et mettra en danger la vie des femmes.

February 27, 2017

Borno state, located in northeastern Nigeria, is the main scene of the conflict between Boko Haram and the army that has affected the four countries bordering Lake Chad and has caused the displacement of more than 2.6 million people. In northeastern Nigeria, an estimated 1.8 million people have been displaced, more than half to the capital of Borno: Maiduguri. Jean François Saint-Sauveur, medical director of MSF in Barcelona, has just returned from Borno, where he was able to visit three of the projects that MSF is carrying out in the state. Here, he explains his experience.

January 23, 2017

Medical aid organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) launched a massive distribution of building materials, hygiene kits, water storage equipment, purification tablets, blankets and energy biscuits in the most remote mountainous region of Sud-Ouest, in Haiti, one of the area's most badly hit by Hurricane Matthew last October. Each of the 9,530 beneficiary families will also receive a set of 10 corrugated metal sheets, enough to rebuild a 12-square-metre roof and provide shelter with dignity.

January 20, 2017

At least 120 people were wounded and 90 killed, following the bombing by the Nigerian Army in an internally displaced persons camp in Rann, Nigeria on January 17, 2017.

January 19, 2017

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, which hosts thousands of internally displaced people.  At the time of the attack, an aid distribution was taking place. The majority of the victims were women and children.

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