This information is excerpted from MSF’s 2016 International Activity Report.
Since 2011, violent attacks by Boko Haram and the counterinsurgency operations of the Nigerian army have forced hundreds of thousands of people from northeastern Nigeria to seek refuge in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger. In response, MSF scaled up its activities in several locations in the north of the country, providing health care, including maternal services and nutritional support in Minawao camp. MSF staff carried out 58,147 consultations during the year and improved water and sanitation services, trucking in 3,000 cubic meters of water per week and assisting with the construction of almost 20 kilometers of pipes.
In Mora town, near the Nigerian border, MSF offered specialized nutritional and pediatric care at the hospital, supported two health centers, and ran an ambulance service and surgical activities in response to a large influx of wounded patients. At Maroua hospital, MSF renovated the operating theater and post-surgical ward and carried out 737 surgical interventions between August and December. In Kousseri, on the Chadian border, MSF supported the surgical ward at the district hospital, performing Caesarean sections and emergency interventions. MSF staff also provided nutritional and pediatric care at the hospital, conducted outpatient consultations in three health centers, and trained Ministry of Health staff in the management of large influxes of wounded patients.