Hepatitis E outbreak kills 25 in Niger refugee camp

2017-04-27 17:29

Bad water and hygiene have led to an epidemic of hepatitis E that has killed 25 people over several months in a refugee camp in southeast Niger.

Frenzied rescues in Med save over 2 000 migrants

2017-04-14 21:11

Rescue vessels in the Mediterranean have worked flat out to rescue over 2 000 people from flimsy dinghies as exhausted saviours accused the EU of turning a blind eye to the crisis.

Death toll from Syria chemical attack rises to 75

2017-04-05 20:05

The death toll from a suspected chemical attack on a northern Syrian town has risen to 75, as activists and rescue workers find more terrified survivors.

'Get them out of there' - MSF plea on Libya camps

2017-04-04 08:50

African migrants languishing in Libyan detention camps need to be "got out of there" as soon as possible, a senior aid official who has just visited some of them says..

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.


Aid group says Cameroon expelling refugees to Nigeria

2017-04-20 12:00

The Doctors Without Borders aid group says it has witnessed Cameroon's military returning Nigerian refugees to their country as the number of people fleeing hunger and Boko Haram extremist violence there has mounted.

600 migrants missing after French fire: MSF

2017-04-11 15:23

Doctors Without Borders says 600 migrants are missing after they were evacuated from northern French camp that was ravaged by a blaze.

MSF finds signs of 'neurotoxic agent' in Syria attack

2017-04-05 18:01

Doctors Without Borders say one of their teams has found victims showing symptoms consistent with toxins such as sarin gas after an attack in a rebel-held area of Syria.

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.

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