“Can you imagine being a parent unable to provide food for your children?”

“Can you imagine being a parent unable to provide food for your children?”

In mid-June of this year at the invitation of the Monguno Public Health team, ALIMA vaccinated 18,800 children against measles in less than a week in the city of Monguno in northeastern Nigeria’s Borno State. There are thousands of people displaced in Monguno living in makeshift camps of small, leaky huts with few latrines and little food. The ALIMA team was shocked by what they saw when they arrived – really malnourished children and even some adults suffering from malnutrition with no access to healthcare.

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Nigeria: 24 Hours in Monguno

Nigeria: 24 Hours in Monguno

On July 1st, 2016, Mai Mahaman Saley and Dr Ali Ouattara, respectively Referent Logistics and Deputy Director of Programmes for ALIMA, conducted an exploratory mission in the city of Monguno in northeastern Nigeria. They were the first international aid workers to set foot there since the takeover of the city by the Nigerian military. Mai Mahaman Saley describes the first day in the city.

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Northern Nigeria: Thousands of displaced in urgent need of assistance

Northern Nigeria: Thousands of displaced in urgent need of assistance

The Alliance for International Medical Action (ALIMA) is providing emergency medical care to thousands of displaced children suffering from severe malnutrition and a deadly measles outbreak in northern Nigeria.

Following a United Nations alert in May about the dire situation of people displaced by conflict between the Nigerian Army and Boko Haram in northeastern Nigeria, ALIMA conducted an exploratory mission in Monguno, a city in Borno State where more than 100,000 displaced people are seeking refuge.

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