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Despite security challenges, MSF take the risk to treat underserved children in Borno State

Despite security challenges, MSF take the risk to treat underserved children in Borno StateDusuman is a community outside Maiduguri, the capital of northeast Nigeria’s Borno state. Nearby is the neighbourhood of Zabarmari, where dozens of rice farmers were beheaded in November 2020 – a brutal act for which the group commonly known as Boko Haram took responsibility. The Nigerian military is struggling to retake control of the territory within Borno state as a whole, but many areas, such as Dusuman, remain very insecure. This makes it difficult, if not impossible, to provide people with humanitarian assistance and medical care. Despite the significant security challenges in working outside the main cities in Borno state, teams from Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) have been running mobile clinics to provide basic healthcare to children under 16 in a number of locations outside Maiduguri, namely Dusuman, Musari and Ahmed Grema camp for displaced people in Shuwari. People in these locations have very limited access to medical […]

Despite security challenges, MSF take the risk to treat underserved children in Borno State - NNN.

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