MSF set up operations in Borno in May 2013 but had to pull out because of the security situation. In August 2014, MSF returned to Maiduguri on a permanent basis. The security situation in Borno continues to be extremely volatile with regular reports of clashes between the military and insurgents, particularly in rural areas. The government is planning the return of IDPs to their home communities by January 2016. But this plan encounters resistance from IDPs as the security situation in the surrounding areas remains tense.
Since 28 September 2015, an MSF team has been working in the 11-bed emergency room at Umaru Shehu hospital in Maiduguri. MSF continues its sanitarian and health surveillance/monitoring in 15 IDP camps. MSF also continues its medical activities in 2 camps – ATC and Teachers Village camps – where we provide primary healthcare and antenatal consultations. MSF also carries out water & sanitation activities in 9 of the 15 IDP camps. In late September 2015 MSF transferred secondary healthcare activities from Maimusari clinic to the Infectious Diseases Hospital. MSF continues to run two clinics in urban districts in Maimusari and Bolori to provide primary healthcare.