In 2016, thousands of people in the Lake Chad region were forced to flee their homes as a result of violent clashes between the armed group Boko Haram and Chadian military forces.  

Altogether some 2.5 million people have been forced from their homes across the whole Lake Chad region. Many are in camps in Nigeria; others crossed into neighbouring Niger, Cameroon and Chad. Many are living in desperate conditions, without enough food or clean water, and malnutrition rates are alarming.

An aerial view of Lake Chad, one of the largest water bodies on the African continent that straddles Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria. Sara Creta/MSF

I’ve been supporting the MSF teams managing operations giving advice on communications productions and strategies, to help MSF in exposing the medical humanitarian needs.

I was driving multimedia content production by directly producing stories and coordinating digital content. I’ve been producing content for MSF media, external media and social media.

The MSF work in the country focuses on responding to armed conflict, treating endemic/epidemic disease and providing healthcare for people otherwise excluded.

Hepatitis E Outbreak, Chad, Dec 2016.