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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.

Emergency response in Diffa for refugges fleeing Boko Haram attacks in Nigeria

Influx of Nigerian refugees in the Diffa region continues

Voices from the Field 20 Aug 2015
Cameroun - MSF activities for people displaced by Boko Haram attacks

Tens of thousands flee Boko Haram violence

Project Update 20 Aug 2015
Medical and mental healthcare for people displaced by violence in the Lake Chad area.
Lake Chad Crisis

Lake Chad: Populations fleeing Boko Haram violence

Crisis Update 20 Aug 2015
Niger: thousands facing precarious conditions after being forced to leave Lake Chad
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Around Lake Chad: People living in fear

1 Jul 2015
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1200 Nigerian refugees flee fighting in Lake Chad and return to Nigeria

Crisis Update 12 May 2015
Maternal and child healthcare project in Yambio, South Sudan

MSF assists survivors of deadly Boko Haram attack

Project Update 13 Jan 2015
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