July 10, 2017

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) began supporting Abs Hospital in northern Yemen in July 2015. A year later, an airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition destroyed part of the complex, killing 19 people, including one MSF staff member, and wounding 24 others. After rebuilding the hospital in November 2016, MSF resumed medical services. 

May 10, 2017

Fighting between Boko Haram and militaries from the areas around southeastern Niger has led to more than 240,000 displaced people and refugees taking shelter in Niger's Diffa region. A third of the displaced people in Diffa have been forced to abandon their homes two or more times due to violence in the last few years. Around the towns of Garin Wazan and Kintchandi, many of the tens of thousands of people who fled Bosso, a town near the Nigeria border last June, have sought safety.

April 27, 2017

Violence has spread into parts of southern Central African Republic, and communities that were relatively calm until March 2017 are now caught in the crossfire. Villages have been burned and people have been attacked and displaced. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) works in several areas, including Bambari, where communities are cut off from medical care and people have fled their homes and livelihoods.

December 14, 2016

Far from the headlines, hundreds of thousands of people have been displaced by conflict between Boko Haram and armies in Niger's Diffa region. These photos illustrate the Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) response to the crisis—and the scope of the work that remains to be done.

Read More About the Crisis in the Lake Chad Region

August 29, 2016

Iraq is hosting 3.4 million internally displaced people (IDPs), with no end to the conflict in sight.

March 30, 2016

Since February 2015, the region of Diffa, in Niger, has become the target of attacks by the Islamic State’s West Africa Province (ISWAP), also known as Boko Haram. The continuous violence has caused an exodus of more than 300,000 people. 

November 23, 2015

The Lake Chad region is beset by violence, as attacks by Boko Haram, also known as the Islamic State’s West Africa Province (ISWAP) group, continue unabated, driving huge numbers of people from their homes. Government military operations in response are also contributing to the mass displacement across the region. To date, more than 2.5 million people have been rendered homeless by violence, fighting, and terror in Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad, and Niger.

September 21, 2015

MSF is working in several areas of Yemen to try to deliver lifesaving medical care, but it has been difficult as medical infrastructure and staff have been targeted.

August 24, 2015

Since May 2013, a violent insurgency by Boko Haram has led to widespread displacement and an escalating humanitarian crisis in the Lake Chad region. According to UNHCR, nearly 1.4 million people have been internally displaced in northeast Nigeria alone, and approximately 170,000 people have fled to neighboring Cameroon (56,000), Chad (14,000), and Niger (100,000). At least 1,300 people have died due to the violence so far this year.

July 30, 2015

Numerous bombings have destroyed civilian areas and caused much pain and suffering among civilians.

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