Rann

Lake Chad Crisis

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.

3 questions about north east Nigeria
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Three questions: Northeast Nigeria

Lake Chad Crisis

What is going on in northeast Nigeria?

A look at the epicentre of the Lake Chad crisis in northeast Nigeria (2019)

The Lake Chad crisis stems from an armed conflict in Nigeria that has been ongoing for more than 10 years.

Thousands of people have been killed. Others have been deprived of access to medical care and have died of easily treatable disease such as malnutrition and malaria. According to OCHA, across the northeastern states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe, about 35,000 people have been killed since 2009, 1.8 million people are internally displaced, and 7.1 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance. Around 230,000 people have fled to the neighbouring countries of Niger, Chad and Cameroon.

Project coordinator, Karsten Noko, highlights the gaps and needs of the population as a consequence of this decade long strife.

 
Listening spaces in Diffa
Niger

In Diffa, listening spaces have been set up for and by women from the community

msf.lu 4 May 2018
 
Nigeria

MSF suspends medical activities in Rann

Press Release 2 Mar 2018
 
Crisis in Borno, Nigeria
Nigeria

What’s happening in the northeast?

Project Update 23 Nov 2017
 
Cholera outbreak in Maiduguri
Nigeria

MSF scales up activities as cholera spreads in Borno state

Project Update 19 Sep 2017
 
Nigeria: Searching for aid after fleeing the fighting
Nigeria

Crisis Update - July 2017

Crisis Update 10 Aug 2017
 
Diffa, Niger: a region devastated by the Boko Haram crisis
Niger

Diffa - the burden of violence

Project Update 10 May 2017
 
Diffa: Water and sanitation conditions
Niger

Hepatitis E outbreak linked to water shortages and poor sanitation

Press Release 26 Apr 2017
 
Nigeria, Banki, March 2017
Nigeria

As refugees flee violence, others are forcibly returned

Press Release 19 Apr 2017
 
MSF intervention in Banki, Borno State, Nigeria , July 2016
Nigeria

Case Study on humanitarian response in North-east Nigeria

Emergency Gap. 1 Apr 2017
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