Country/Region

February 06, 2015

This article originally appeared in Libération

By Gabriel Pornet. Translated from the French.

Boko Haram’s territorial gains in Nigeria continue apace. On Sunday, January 25, the Islamist organization took Monguno, some twenty kilometers from lake Chad, and launched an offensive against Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State, 130 kilometers to the south. After several hours of fighting, Nigerian soldiers managed to stave off the attack. 

January 12, 2015

In the wake of a major attack carried out by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram on the northern Nigerian town of Baga, a Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) team is assisting survivors who fled to the city of Maiduguri. A large number of people are believed to have been slaughtered in the attack—the deadliest by Boko Haram for five years—while thousands more were displaced from their homes.

Twenty wounded survivors are being treated in Maiduguri hospital by Ministry of Health teams.

September 03, 2014

In a late-breaking, two-part special, FRONTLINE investigates two of the biggest stories out of Africa in recent months: the largest Ebola outbreak on record, and Nigeria’s fight against Boko Haram—the Islamist militant group that kidnapped nearly 300 schoolgirls in April. 

July 17, 2014

The cholera outbreak which began in January 2014 in northeastern Nigeria's Bauchi state is now over. More than 15,500 cases were reported and about 14,000 of those were treated by MSF teams.

August 12, 2013

MSF supported the Nigerian Ministry of Health in successfully halting a measles outbreak that began in December 2012.

November 01, 2012

After severe floods hit eastern Nigeria in September, MSF provided medical assistance and distributed aid kits to populations in need.

February 28, 2011

Obstetric fistulas are one of the most serious consequences of obstructed labor. An estimated 2 million women in developing countries are living with fistulas, many on the margins of society.

December 01, 2010

MSF is providing free medical care in the Lagos slums, where people struggle to make a living in overcrowded conditions and few can afford to see a doctor.

October 08, 2010

Treatment provided is futile if children return to contaminated sites and continue to be exposed to high lead levels. Villages known to be contaminated must urgently be cleaned up, so that exposure to lead is prevented.

October 04, 2010

MSF has treated 400 children for lead poisoning in Zamfara State and is currently treating 100 more.

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