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Rann: “Most of the dead and injured were women and children”

At least 90 people were killed and 120 wounded on 17 January in an airstrike carried out by the Nigerian military on a camp for displaced people in Rann, in the east of Nigeria’s Borno state.
Alfred Davies


“I can’t find the words to describe what I saw in Rann”

Alfred Davies is an MSF Field Coordinator in Nigeria. He was in Rann when the aerial attack occurred, and in the hours that followed. Here is what he witnessed.


“Tell people what is happening here”

Valentina Viktorovna is a 52-year-old teacher who has seen her life torn apart by the ongoing conflict in eastern Ukraine. She explains.


“Pavlopil used to be a nice place to live”

Taisiya Gregorivna, an 82-year-old widow, has lived in Pavlopil in eastern Ukraine for the last forty-six years. She explains.
Elena Pylaeva


“Your entire universe falls apart”

Elena Pylaeva, a psychologist working with MSF, explains the effects of this protracted conflict on the mental health of the population.
Florence Fongo

Democratic Republic of the Congo

A hospital is transformed in the midst of chronic insecurity in Gety

MSF first intervened in Gety, Eastern part of DR Congo, at the end of 2006. Florence Fongo, a nurse, was a member of the first team on the ground 10 years ago.
Marco Olla


“We treat malnourished children above the age of five in our feeding centre”

Paediatric specialist Marco Olla describes the scope of the crisis in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State in northeastern Nigeria, the medical impact of malnutrition on children and the treatment provided by MSF teams.


How can hope survive in these circumstances?

A Syrian doctor’s account. After suffering a series of tragedies near Damascus, Dr. Abu Yasser* describes the newest challenge: no more ambulances.


“Did I give birth to him to see a life like this?”

Testimony from a mother who recently gave birth in east Aleppo
In Borno State, Nigeria
Natalie Roberts


Why the children of Nigeria’s Borno State are missing ?

Joanne Liu, MSF International President and Natalie Roberts, MSF Emergency Operations Manager witnessed this very grave situation.