Nigerians Facing Lack of Food, Medical Care in Shelter in Bama

About 24,000 people, including 15,000 children, in a shelter in northern Nigeria face a “catastrophic humanitarian emergency” because they can’t get enough food and medical aid after being displaced from an area raided by Boko Haram militants, Doctors Without Borders said.

The people who fled their homes are in the Borno state town of Bama, which is “largely closed off,” Ghada Hatim, head of the Doctors Without Borders mission in Nigeria, said in a statement on Wednesday. “New graves are appearing on a daily basis.” Members of the Islamist group Boko Haram have attacked parts of Borno state in their fight to impose their own version of Islamic law.

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