September 27, 2017

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is using smartphones to collect vital data about malnutrition in Borno state, Nigeria, where there has been a devastating food crisis. Using mobile technology in creative ways allows medical teams to respond quickly and effectively to emergency situations.

August 11, 2017

People have fled violence perpetrated by Boko Haram and ongoing military operations in the Ngala area of Borno State. At least 45,000 people are sheltered in a camp for internally displaced people there. MSF’s hospital provides outpatient consultations, maternity care, and treatment for malnourished children.

April 21, 2017

The definition of a famine is very precise and the experience of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in this area can provide some context. The term famine can be used when the following criteria are met: the mortality rate exceeds two deaths per 10,000 people per day; acute malnutrition exceeds 30 percent; and one person in every five is not getting enough to eat. 

October 13, 2016

October 2016 marks 25 years of the existence of the Dadaab camps in north-eastern Kenya. Established in 1991 when conflicts in neighboring Ethiopia, Sudan and Somalia forced thousands to flee to Kenya, the camps have swelled to far more than their capacity over the last quarter of a century. Today, 277,000 people—the majority Somalis—call Dadaab home. Consisting of five camps, it is still today the world’s largest refugee camp complex.

March 30, 2016

Fanta Meleram, 30, lives on the outskirts of Yebi, a village in Bosso District, in south of Niger. She fled northern Nigeria when Islamic State’s West Africa Province (Boko Haram) attacked her village. 

More than 2.7 million people have been forced from their homes by violence in the Lake Chad basin, which is now the site of one of the African continent’s largest humanitarian crises.

September 15, 2015

Koutiala in southeast Mali has extremely high rates of infant mortality, mainly due to malaria and malnutrition. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is providing lifesaving care.

July 21, 2015

As people in Burundi continue to flee political unrest, MSF is responding to refugees' medical needs in Nyarugusu camp, just over the Tanzania border.

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