Marion Robinson worked as a psychologist at the MSF hospital in Qayyarah, a town some 70 kilometres from Mosul, in Iraq’s Ninewa governorate. It had been under the control of the Islamic State (IS) group for two and a half years before the Iraqi army retook control of the area at the end of August 2016.
Niger: Diffa - a region devastated by the Boko Haram crisis
For years, the Diffa region in southeastern Niger, which borders Nigeria and Chad, has suffered the consequences of the armed conflict between Boko Haram and the armies of the area. Around 240,000 people have had their lives interrupted by the conflict, and have been forced to live in the camps for internally displaced and refugees that have proliferated throughout the region, with little hope for the future. Most of these people are totally dependent on humanitarian aid.