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A decade of conflict in northeast Nigeria

In Borno State, Nigeria, the military and armed opposition groups are fighting for almost 10 years resulting in significant consequences on the population.

Fighting between the military and armed opposition groups broke out in northeast Nigeria 10 years ago. 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.

It is estimated that 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 across the northeastern states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe. Around 230,000 people have fled to the neighbouring countries of Niger, Chad and Cameroon.

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is currently providing lifesaving medical care in Borno state: in permanent facilities in Maiduguri, Gwoza, Pulka, and through mobile teams in Rann, Bama and Maiduguri.

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