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‘Catastrophic humanitarian emergency’ at Nigerian refugee camp

‘Catastrophic humanitarian emergency’ at Nigerian refugee camp

More than 1,200 people living in a camp for internally displaced people in northeastern Nigeria have died from starvation and sickness during the last year in what is becoming “a catastrophic humanitarian emergency,” according to the medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders.

The camp, located on a hospital compound in the remote town of Bama in Nigeria’s Borno state, hosts about 24,000 people, including 15,000 children, and they are in a “dire health situation,” the aid agency said this week.

“We have been told that people there, including children, have starved to death,” Ghada Hatim, head of Doctors Without...