MSF Warns Of ‘Humanitarian Emergency’ In Nigerian Refugee Camp Where Many At Risk Of Starvation, Dehydration

Deutsche Welle: MSF: Nearly 200 die of starvation at Nigerian refugee camp
“Doctors Without Borders (MSF) on Wednesday warned of a ‘catastrophic humanitarian emergency’ unfolding at a camp in northeastern Nigeria sheltering refugees who fled the Boko Haram militant group. ‘Since 23 May, at least 188 people have died in the camp — almost six people per day,’ MSF said in a statement, adding that the deaths were mainly caused by starvation and dehydration…” (6/22).

VOA News: MSF Reports Health Catastrophe in Nigerian Camp
“…An MSF medical team that entered the camp in the town of Bama, in Borno state, for the first time Tuesday discovered 16 severely malnourished children at immediate risk of death and referred them to a therapeutic feeding center. MSF said a rapid nutritional screening found 19 percent of more than 800 children in the camp were suffering from the deadliest form of malnutrition…” (6/22).

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