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June 22, 2015

In northeast Nigeria’s Borno State, ongoing conflict between Boko Haram and the Nigerian army and recurring attacks on civilians have forced thousands of people to flee their homes in search of safety. There are currently more than 1.5 million displaced people in the area, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). While most are internally displaced within Nigeria, some 157,000 more have fled to neighboring Niger, Chad, and Cameroon since January 2015.

May 12, 2015

Thousands of people displaced by violence in Nigeria have been forced to flee more fighting on the islands of Lake Chad in Niger. Tens of thousands have arrived in towns near the lake, while several thousand more are returning to Borno state in their home country. Some 1,200 refugees have returned to Nigeria so far, and a total of 4,000 are expected. Most are women, children, and the elderly. Twenty-five percent are under five years old.

May 11, 2015

A meningitis epidemic has beeng spreading across Niger since January, affecting 5,273 people and killing 352. MSF is working in collaboration with Niger’s Ministry of Health to provide almost 430 beds and free medical care for patients.

May 08, 2015

MSF is one of the few organizations assisting thousands of people who fled the Lake Chad area in the wake of Boko Haram attacks.

April 23, 2014

With seasonal malaria chemoprevention, MSF teams are employing a powerful new tool in the fight against one of the world's most deadly diseases.

August 20, 2013

Ahead of the rainy season in Niger, MSF has been distributing anti-malarial medicine, a new approach that’s had very encouraging results thus far.

August 20, 2013

MSF teams in the Maradi have seen nearly twice as many malnourished children this year as they did during the same period in 2012.

May 22, 2013

Cholera has broken out in northern Niger, in an area now inhabited by large numbers of Malian refugees who fled conflict in their homeland.

September 09, 2012

MSF is treating an influx of patients for malnutrition and malaria in Niger's Maradi region.

July 17, 2012

MSF nutrition experts Susan Shepherd and Stéphane Doyon discuss the need for long-term solutions to malnutrition in Africa's Sahel region. 

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