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Armed conflict has forced over 2.5 million people to flee their homes across the Lake Chad Basin. Violence and multiple forced displacement have destroyed what ability people had to support themselves.

The conflict between military forces and non-state armed groups in the Lake Chad region broke out in northeast Nigeria in 2009. It has since spread into neighbouring Cameroon, Chad and Niger, creating one of the largest humanitarian crises in Africa.

Many of the displaced have found refuge in host communities, putting a huge strain on a region already suffering from poverty, food insecurity, recurrent disease outbreaks and weak health systems.

MSF teams have responded to the high humanitarian needs caused by the conflict in the region.

MSF intervention in Banki, Borno State, Nigeria , July 2016

Case Study on humanitarian response in North-east Nigeria

Emergency Gap. 1 Apr 2017
Jean François Saint-Sauveur

“There are dramatic gaps in healthcare”

Voices from the Field 23 Feb 2017
Victims of bombing on a displaced camp in Rann, Nigeria

MSF strongly condemns the aerial bombing of a camp for displaced people in Rann

Statement 17 Jan 2017
Displacement in Diffa

Insufficient humanitarian response to crisis in Diffa

Report 21 Dec 2016
Ngala, Nigeria: Emergency aid to victims of violence and displacement

Crisis Info on Borno emergency - November 2016

Crisis Update 18 Nov 2016
Lake Tchad Crisis: Responding to the humanitarian consequences of violence  (Extreme North Cameroon)
Lake Chad Crisis

Lake Chad: Years of Forgotten Crisis 31 Oct 2016

Crisis Info on Borno Emergency - September 2016

Crisis Update 28 Sep 2016
Niger: NFI distributions in Toumour

MSF assists hundreds of newly displaced people in eastern Diffa

Project Update 9 Sep 2016

Malnutrition is the biggest problem in Bama

Voices from the Field 7 Sep 2016
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