7-20 | The health situation in Borno State in northeast Nigeria is critical. At least 500,000 people who are either displaced or cut off in enclaves outside state capital Maiduguri are in urgent need of food, medical care, drinking water and shelter. “Aid agencies must deploy a massive relief operation to respond to this health disaster”, says Dr Isabelle Defourny, Director of operations at Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). As the army regains control of the main towns and some villages in Borno State, the extent of the emergency is becoming all too apparent.
6-22 | Critical humanitarian needs for displaced in Bama, Borno State, Nigeria A catastrophic humanitarian emergency is currently unfolding in a camp for internally displaced people in Borno State, Nigeria, said Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Wednesday. For several hours on June 21, an MSF medical team was able to access the town of Bama in northeastern Nigeria, where 24,000 people, including 15,000 children, among them 4
4-7 | Although the cease-fire and the humanitarian convoys have contributed to a decrease in humanitarian consequences of the conflict, the situation remains critical in many besieged areas, claims Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). “The catalogue of horror continues virtually unabated in many besieged areas,” says Dr Bart Janssens, MSF Director of Operations.
Starvation continues in Madaya - MSF denounces continued blockage of essential aid and medical evacuations
1-30 | Residents of the besieged Syrian town of Madaya continue to die of starvation, despite the provision of aid in convoys, as the Syrian government-led coalition blocks life-saving medical supplies from the town, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said on 29 January (Friday). “It is totally unacceptable that people continue to die from starvation, and that critical medical cases remain in the town when they should have been evacuated weeks ago,” said Brice de le Vingne, MSF’s director of operations. After the heavy shelling of Mad
1-15 | MSF urgently calls for medical evacuations for eighteen patients whose lives are in the balance Medics supported by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Madaya besieged town confirm five deaths from starvation since the first UN/ICRC/SARC* humanitarian convoy arrived on the afternoon of 11 January.