Hungary 'systematically' abusing migrants: MSF

2017-03-09 12:43

Hungarian border police are systematically abusing migrants, through beatings, using tear gas and dogs and confiscating shoes in cold weather, according to Doctors Without Borders.

Migrant rescues off Libya encourage traffickers: Frontex

2017-02-27 20:20

The head of EU border agency Frontex has criticised charities that rescue migrants off Libya, arguing that they encourage the traffickers who profit from the dangerous Mediterranean crossings.

Lice, lung troubles plague migrants in freezing Serbia

2017-01-23 06:45

They cough, suffer from frostbite and are infested with body lice: hundreds of young migrants remain in appalling conditions in derelict Belgrade warehouses in the middle of Serbia's freezing winter.

Boko Haram attacks camp bombed by Nigeria's air force

2017-01-20 13:00

Witnesses say Boko Haram extremists have attacked a refugee camp in northeast Nigeria just days after Nigeria's air force bombed it.

Images show Nigeria bombed refugee camp multiple times

2017-01-19 22:07

Satellite imagery supports witness accounts that Nigeria's military bombed a refugee camp with "multiple air-dropped munitions," even though tents should have been easily visible, says Human Rights Watch .

Top Africa stories: Jammeh, Moz, Nigeria

2017-01-19 18:14

Yahya Jammeh remains in office despite looming regional military intervention, and Zimbabwe's police officers are raking in at least $59m from roadblock fines each year.

Scramble to treat wounded after botched Nigeria air strike

2017-01-18 13:30

Scores of wounded people have been airlifted to hospital for treatment after a botched air strike on Boko Haram Islamists in Nigeria killed at least 52 civilians and aid workers.

HRW: Clashes between rebel Seleka groups 'killed' civilians in CAR

2016-12-05 16:08

Serious fighting in the Central African Republic in late November 2016 between two Seleka groups left at least 14 civilians dead and 76 wounded, Human Rights Watch says.

Winter worries for migrant rescue ships off Libya

2016-11-17 19:20

The wave of migrant dinghies across the Mediterranean continues relentlessly, but the aid group rescue boats which have spent the year saving lives are not cut out for winter.

PHOTOS: Stories of Somali refugees living in Dadaab camp

2016-10-21 06:00

As the closure of the world's largest refugee camp, Dadaab, draws ever near, Doctors Without Borders has called upon the Kenyan Government as well as the UNHCR to urgently consider alternative arrangements.


Ebola health care worker dies after childbirth in Liberia

2017-03-02 20:30

Salome Karwah survived Ebola after it killed both her parents and eight other relatives, then returned to her clinic to help countless others as she had become immune to the deadly virus.

Nigeria revises death toll from botched air strike

2017-02-02 20:42

Nigeria's army says 112 people were killed in an air strike that hit civilians and aid workers rather than Boko Haram militants.

Death toll now 90 in Nigeria air strike, could reach 170

2017-01-20 22:30

The death toll from a botched Nigerian air strike against Boko Haram that hit a camp for displaced people has risen to 90, and could climb as high as 170, Doctors Without Borders has said.

Nigeria's botched air strike killed 90 - MSF

2017-01-20 11:29

A botched air strike by the Nigerian Air Force earlier this week on a camp for people displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency killed at least 90 people, MSF says.

Nigeria plans inquiry into botched air strike

2017-01-19 20:59

Nigeria gave details of a formal probe into a botched air strike that killed at least 70 people, as aid workers feared the bloodshed could affect vital humanitarian programmes.

Air strike error: Nigerian Air Force dropped 'two bombs' on town, aid worker says

2017-01-19 14:46

The Nigerian Air Force dropped two bombs on the centre of a town where tens of thousands of people were seeking refuge from Boko Haram, says an aid worker who witnessed the attack.

Doctors Without Borders giving food to Boko Haram refugees

2017-01-07 20:58

Doctors Without Borders says it has given food to at least 26 000 families taking refuge from Boko Haram Islamic extremists in northeast Nigeria's biggest city, stepping outside its traditional medical role to try to prevent more children dying

MSF concerned over 'worsening' situation in CAR

2016-11-19 21:27

Humanitarian group, MSF, says the situation in the strife-torn Central African Republic continues to "deteriorate", despite a new government that was voted into place early this year.

1 400 migrants rescued in Mediterranean

2016-11-12 22:03

The Italian coast guard says about 1 400 migrants have been rescued in the Mediterranean as thousands of people continue to risk the dangerous crossing.

Drought, hunger add to South Sudan's woes

2016-10-20 14:38

A serious food crisis in the north of South Sudan is reaching critical levels, as a biting drought across much of east Africa serves up even more woes for the troubled country.

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