It has been more than two years since the battle between the Islamic State group and the Iraqi forces officially ended in Mosul, Iraq. The healthcare system remains fragile with thousands of families struggling to access quality affordable health care.
Diffa, Niger: Aïcha’s story
Since late 2014, the region of Diffa in southern Niger has been caught in armed conflict. Two-hundred and fifty-thousand people have been forced out of their homes, two thirds of them children. Fighting, flight and loss have had a devastating impact on their lives. Halisa, Mohammed, Asan, Aïcha, Mariam and Issa are among the young refugees directly affected by harrowing violence. They have all participated in the mental health programme that MSF runs in Diffa to assist the victims.