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MSF transforms faces and lives of patients suffering from noma

MSF has held its first surgical intervention in Nigeria for people with noma, a disfiguring and often deadly infection which mainly affects young children. In late August, 19 patients at the Noma Children's Hospital in Sokoto, northwestern Nigeria, underwent reconstructive surgery which will improve their health and their chances of re-entering society and living a normal life. Project Update - 22 Oct 2015
South Sudan

Nomads of war: A headmaster and his family living under a tree

Since the beginning of April , Simon Akoch, his wife and their six children have been sleeping under a tree in Noon, 25 minutes away from the Nile river by foot. Voices from the Field - 29 Apr 2015
Renewed conflict in Upper Nile, South Sudan
South Sudan

Nomads of war - perpetual displacements of South Sudanese families in Upper Nile

In Malakal, over 6,600 people have fled to shelter at UN base, while in Melut over 1,665 families have sought refuge since April. Press Release - 27 Apr 2015
Democratic Republic of Congo

Nomadic herders forced to flee in northern DRC

“They said that the women, children and elderly had come to Niangara to avoid being raped or kidnapped in the bush,” said Azaad Alocco, MSF project coordinator..“Even for nomads used to a hard life, the conditions in their makeshift camp were bad, with no water, no hygiene facilities and even the few bits of plastic sheeting they had for making shelters were stolen.” Project Update - 24 Jan 2011

Nomadic groups challenge measles vaccination effort for 400,000 children in Mali

Jean-Michel van Laere
"We have to keep the 'cold chain' right up to the most remote places," explained Louis Kakudji Mutokhe. "The cold chain is based in Timbuktu and at least two vehicles bring icepacks and vaccines to the field. You really need a lot of resources if you want to avoid giving ineffective vaccines to the kids."
Project Update - 13 Jul 2009

Redemption hospital lost to no-mans-land

The Liberian capital, Monrovia, has become a battlefield. As fighting continued Monday for the fourth straight day, tens of thousands of displaced people urgently sought food, water and shelter from the incessant rains falling on the city. Most embassies, businesses and aid organisations have evacuated their foreign staff. Project Update - 11 Jun 2003
World Malaria Day 2018 in DRC
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