Tag: Nigeria

Nigeria: Extra-long malaria season in Borno claims lives

Nigeria has some of the highest number of deaths from malaria worldwide. Usually, peak malaria season takes place during the rainy season from August to mid-October, when mosquitoes breed, after which patient numbers begin to decrease. This year, however, medical teams from Doctors...

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Nigeria: “When I think about going home, I remind myself that a live dog is better than a dead lion”

Nigeria’s ‘middle belt’ states, Adamawa, Benue, Kaduna, Plateau, Nasarawa and Taraba, host the largest numbers of internally displaced people (IDPs) in the country, outside of the northeast region. Most people have been uprooted by the so-called ‘farmer-herdsmen’ conflict. At least 160,000 displaced...

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Nigeria: MSF condemns the killing of five aid workers in northeast Nigeria

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is horrified to hear the news of the killings of five humanitarian aid workers in northeast Nigeria. The aid workers, who came from Action Against Hunger, the Borno State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), International...

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