Diffa, Niger: a region devastated by the Boko Haram crisis


Read: All MSF updates on COVID-19
Read more
The needs of refugees and displaced people in Diffa region continue to mount as the country strives to stem child mortality and outbreak of epidemics such as measles, meningitis and hepatitis E.

Niger continues to suffer the consequences of the ongoing conflict in the Lake Chad region. To improve healthcare for displaced people, host communities and the population at large - in particular children - we continue to work with the Ministry of Health and community health workers to deliver integrated health programmes throughout the country.

MSF teams are currently responding to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic in Niger.

Key Activities

In 2018
Diffa. Preventing the spread of hepatitis E
ENG version

Preventing the spread of hepatitis


Responding to a Hepatitis E outbreak in Diffa Niger

November 2017

The case fatality rate of hepatitis E in Niger’s Diffa region has reduced since the declaration of the outbreak by the authorities in mid-April 2017. The disease, which shares symptoms with other more common illnesses, initially caused a high number of deaths, particularly among pregnant women. Since the beginning of the epidemic, MSF has been supporting health authorities with the treatment of patients at the mother and child health centre in Diffa town where 354 women and children were admitted from 2 January to 1 October. At community level, in several health centres, health posts and in villages, the organization, together with the Ministry of Health, supported the treatment of more than 1400 people.

Meningitis Epidemic in Niger

Meningitis in Niger: 100 people hospitalised in critical condition every day in Niamey

Voices from the Field 11 May 2015
Niger: thousands facing precarious conditions after being forced to leave Lake Chad

“People are in need of food, water, shelter… the basics”

Voices from the Field 8 May 2015

Thousands facing precarious conditions after being forced to leave Lake Chad

Voices from the Field 8 May 2015

Increased violence in the south leaves thousands in an alarming humanitarian situation

Project Update 12 Feb 2015
Seasonal malaria chemoprevention in Madaoua

MSF provides preventive treatment to 735,000 children in Niger, Mali and Chad

Project Update 14 Nov 2014

Southern Niger hit by cholera outbreak

Project Update 24 Oct 2014
Niger. "Mamans lumières" programme

The mothers of light

Project Update 30 Jul 2014
Madaoua district hospital

‘By humanising comprehensive care, we improve nutritional programmes’

Voices from the Field 23 Jun 2014

Another weapon in the fight against malaria

Project Update 25 Apr 2014
Up Next
17 December 2018