MSF Ireland Event: A Catastrophic Malnutrition Crisis in Northwest Nigeria

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MSF Ireland Event: A Catastrophic Malnutrition Crisis in Northwest Nigeria

Join MSF Ireland to hear from staff about providing independent medical assistance during a catastrophic malnutrition and health crisis.

Join MSF Ireland in Dublin on November 24 to hear first-hand from MSF staff responding to a catastrophic malnutrition crisis in Northwest Nigeria, which is being driven by conflict, food insecurity and weather events.

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RHA Gallery (Royal Hibernian Academy) 15 Ely Place Dublin 2 D02 A213 D02 A213 Ireland

About this event

  • 2 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

Conflict, food insecurity and weather events are contributing to the catastrophic malnutrition crisis in Northwest Nigeria.

Since January 2022, MSF teams working in partnership with Nigerian health authorities, have already treated close to 100,000 children suffering from acute malnutrition and admitted around 17,000 children requiring hospital care in our 10 inpatient facilities in five states across the region.

MSF’s nutritional surveys have also underlined the severity of the crisis in the region, including in areas that are less affected by violence and insecurity. In one local government area in Katsina state, MSF found a 27.4% rate of global acute malnutrition and a 7.1% rate of severe acute malnutrition in June, even though the community has treated been relatively spared from violence and forced displacement. These rates indicate a critical emergency, yet Northwest Nigeria remains out of the international media spotlight.

On November 24th, join Médecins Sans Frontières Ireland for an in-person event in Dublin, featuring medical staff who will discuss their work providing independent medical assistance to people affected by this catastrophic malnutrition crisis.



• Mutuli Mbena, MSF Medical Team Leader, Katsina, Northwest Nigeria.

• Dr Mark Sherlock, MSF Health Advisor for Nigeria.

• Introduction by Isabel Simpson, Executive Director, MSF Ireland.


Special guest host: Eimear Lowe, Deputy Foreign News Editor, RTÉ News


Watch MSF’s new documentary “Lucky To Be Alive” about the malnutrition crisis in Northwest Nigeria. Filmed in Katsina State, it gives voice to Nigerian people struggling to survive against a backdrop of recurrent attacks by armed gangs – known as “bandits”, crop failures and an economic crisis aggravated by the Covid-19 pandemic. 



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