Doctors Without Borders warned Monday of a major food crisis among children in the Maradi region of Niger, and in northwest Nigeria, just over the border. "A major nutritional and food crisis seems to be developing, so the priority today is to prepare as best we can," said a statement from Issiaka Abdou, the agency's…
It grew out of the ideals of a group of newly qualified French doctors who wanted to be on the ground helping those most in need anywhere in the world. For 50 years, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has brought medical care to the victims of earthquakes, famines, epidemics, conflicts and other disasters. Today, from helping…
Rising violence in northwest Nigeria's Zamfara state is stoking a humanitarian crisis, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said Thursday.
Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has described the apologise-or-quit notice given to Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Dr. Matthew Kukah, by a Muslim group as a recipe for the country’s disintegration.
20 Apr 2020
Nigeria on Monday confirmed its first coronavirus infection in the insurgency-hit northeast of the country, after a medic with Doctors Without Borders died from COVID-19.
20 Dec 2019
The Head of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) International programmes in Nigeria and Niger, Guillaume Baret, in its latest update on reports on the situation in northeast Nigeria
11 Aug 2019
French charities SOS Mediterranean and MSF rescued another 81 migrants off the coast of Libya on Sunday, who joined 130 others aboard the ship the Ocean Viking, an AFP reporter said. The young men, mostly Sudanese, who had left Libya late Saturday in a blue rubber dinghy, clapped and cheered as the ship came into view.
9 Feb 2019
More than 500 people have died from the latest outbreak of Ebola in DR Congo, but a vaccination programme has prevented thousands more deaths, the country's health minister told AFP. "In total, there have been 502 deaths and 271 people cured," said a health ministry bulletin published late on Friday, reporting on the outbreak in…
17 Aug 2018
Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said Friday it was providing emergency help after 33 children died in a camp housing people displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency in northeast Nigeria.
14 Apr 2018
A humanitarian medical organisation, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) on Saturday called for proactive vigilance in Nigeria against Lassa fever, as 101 persons have died in the recent outbreak of the disease . MSF also called Doctors without Borders disclosed that 101 persons were confirmed dead of the disease of the 146 total deaths recorded since…
21 Apr 2017
The Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) yesterday accused the Cameroonian military of forcefully repatriating Nigerian refugees.
21 Jan 2017
As many as 236 people may have been killed in the botched Nigerian air strike against Boko Haram that hit a camp for civilians displaced by the unrest, a local official told AFP on Saturday.