Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) frequently publishes updates, press releases, and other forms of communication about its work in more than 60 countries around the world. See the list below for the most recent updates or search by location, topic, or year.

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March 17, 2017

January 20, 2017

At least 90 people were killed and 120 wounded on January 17 in an airstrike carried out by the Nigerian military on a camp for displaced people in Rann, in the east of Nigeria’s Borno State. A Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) medical team, which had started work in the camp just a few days earlier, provided first aid to 120 wounded people in the tented clinic—the only health facility in the area.

January 20, 2017

The number of people killed in the horrific military attack on civilians in Rann, northeastern Nigeria, three days ago, now stands at about 90 according to what teams from Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) witnessed in the aftermath of the attack, and it may be significantly higher according to residents and community leaders.

January 19, 2017

MSF's field coordinator, Alfred Davies, was in northeastern Nigeria when a Nigerian military jet bombed a camp for internally displaced people. Here is his account. Read external media

January 17, 2017

At least 52 people were killed and 120 wounded today when the Nigerian Army bombed a camp for internally displaced people in Rann, Nigeria, according to the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), which has teams in the area. View external media. 

January 17, 2017

Read the latest update: "Death Toll Rising in Rann Attack"

UPDATE: January 18, 2017

Fifty-five patients were evacuated today from a camp for displaced people in Rann, northeastern Nigeria, after a deadly aerial attack by the Nigerian Army struck the camp yesterday.

January 06, 2017

This article was originally published in the Lancet Global Health Blog, January 6, 2017.

Author: Kerstin Hanson

Kerstin Hanson is an internal medicine and pediatrics physician who specializes in childhood malnutrition. She serves as the Nutrition and Pediatrics Technical Advisor for MSF in Paris.

January 04, 2017

In the past three months, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has distributed 810 metric tons of food in Maiduguri, northeastern Nigeria, enough to feed 26,000 families for two weeks. “As a medical organization, it’s not usually MSF’s role to provide people with food,” explains MSF head of mission Phillippe Le Vaillant. “But there are people in desperate need. Other organizations were not stepping in up until now, so MSF was obliged to fill this gap.”

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.

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December 09, 2016

Pediatric specialist Marco Olla worked in Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) malnutrition projects in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State in northeastern Nigeria. Here, he describes the scope of the crisis in Maiduguri, the medical impact of malnutrition on children, and the treatment provided by MSF teams.

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