Nigeria confirms first virus case in conflict-hit Borno
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.
Medical assistance urgently needed outside northeast ‘garrison’ towns, says MSF
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
Another 81 migrants rescued by charity ship off Libya
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.
DR Congo Ebola death toll passes 500
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…
MSF launches emergency aid after dozens of children die in Borno camp
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.
101 persons die of Lassa fever
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…
MSF accuses Cameroun of repatriating Nigerian refugees to border communities
The Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) yesterday accused the Cameroonian military of forcefully repatriating Nigerian refugees.
Nigeria botched air strike may have killed up to 236 people
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.