Tag: Doctors Without Borders

Nigeria – An increasing number of measles cases in Borno

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) also known as Doctors Without Borders is caring for a high number of patients suffering from measles in and around Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state in Nigeria. “The first child affected by measles was admitted in Gwange Paediatric hospital on 3rd December, 2020 and the[Read More…]

Amidst the rising insecurity, Médecins Sans Frontières still on the front-lines in Borno

Dusuman is a community outside Maiduguri, the capital of northeast Nigeria’s Borno state. Nearby is the neighbourhood of Zabarmari, where dozens of rice farmers were beheaded in November 2020 – a brutal act for which the group commonly known as Boko Haram took responsibility. The Nigerian military is struggling to retake[Read More…]

Doctors Without Borders Say “170 People May Have Been Killed” After Nigerian Troops Bombed IDP Camp

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) says consistent reports from residents and community leaders of Rann in Borno state, shows that 170 people may have died in the accidental bombing by the Nigerian air force. On Tuesday, an air force plane circled the community twice and dropped two bombs in the middle[Read More…]

“Hundreds Trapped Without Help” – Doctors Without Borders Raise Alarm As Famine Hits Northeast

Northest Nigeria is “close” to famine with hundreds of thousands trapped without help, and must be declared a “top emergency” by the UN, said Medical charity Doctors Without Borders on Wednesday. The charity known by its French acronym MSF said the region devastated by Boko Haram’s Islamist insurgency had between[Read More…]

Doctors Without Borders Say 200 Refugees In Borno Have Starved To Death

Internationally renowned charity group, doctors without borders, MSF says that about 200 refugees fleeing Boko Haram militants have starved to death over the past month in Bama, Borno State. The MSF says that a catastrophic humanitarian emergency is unfolding at a camp it visited where 24,000 people have taken refuge.[Read More…]

Ebola Epidemic Is “Out Of Control” Says Doctors Without Borders

Aljazeera Doctors Without Borders says outbreak can only worsen, as Nigeria tries to trace 30,000 people linked to first victim. Global medical charity Doctors Without Borders has given warning that the Ebola crisis in West Africa is “unprecedented, absolutely out of control”, as states across the world took steps to[Read More…]