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Saturday, 25 June 2016

Photos: Nearly 200 refugees starved to death in Bama, Borno IDP camp - MSF

Nearly 200 refugees fleeing Boko Haram attacks have starved to death over the past month in Bama, Nigeria, the medical charity MSF said on Wednesday, June 22.
A "catastrophic humanitarian emergency" is unfolding at a camp it visited where 24,000 people have taken refuge. Many inhabitants are traumatised and one in five children is suffering from acute malnutrition, the agency said.
Displaced people in Bama say new graves are appearing on a daily basis, according to a statement from MSF.
It quoted inhabitants as saying about 30 people died every day due to hunger or illness. Although the area has been unsafe to travel through, MSF says one of its teams reached Bama on Tuesday. It went in with a military convoy from the city of Maiduguri in Borno state.

"For several hours on 21 June, an MSF medical team was able to access the town of Bama in northeastern Nigeria, where 24,000 people, including 15,000 children (among them 4,500 under five years of age) are sheltered in a camp located on a hospital compound.

During those few hours, the MSF medical team discovered a health crisis – referring 16 severely malnourished children at immediate risk of death to the MSF in-patient therapeutic feeding centre in Maiduguri. A rapid nutritional screening of more than 800 children found that 19 percent were suffering from severe acute malnutrition – the deadliest form of malnutrition.
"This is the first time MSF has been able to access Bama, but we already know the needs of the people there are beyond critical," said Ghada Hatim, MSF head of mission in Nigeria.
"We are treating malnourished children in medical facilities in Maiduguri and see the trauma on the faces of our patients who have witnessed and survived many horrors." he added.
During its assessment, the MSF team counted 1,233 cemetery graves located near the camp which had been dug in the past year. Of those graves, 480 were for children.
"Bama is largely closed off," said Hatim.
"We have been told that people there, including children, have starved to death. According to the accounts given to MSF by displaced people in Bama, new graves are appearing on a daily basis. We were told on certain days more than 30 people were dying due to hunger and illness."
Since 23 May, at least 188 people have died in the camp – almost six people per day – mainly from diarrhoea and malnutrition. Between 13 and 15 June, Nigerian authorities and a local NGO organised the evacuation of 1,192 people requiring medical care from the Bama area to the city of Maiduguri, capital of Borno State.

This group of mostly women and children, was placed in the Camp Nursing internally displaced camp. Of the 466 children screened by MSF medical teams at Camp Nursing, 66 percent were emaciated, and 39 percent of these children had a severe form of malnutrition. Upon assessment, 78 children had to be immediately hospitalised in the MSF feeding centre which has inpatient capacity of 86 beds.


Source: MSF
Photo credit: MSF

46 comments:

Anonymous said...

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Davido's driver said...

Pray for Nigeria

Pretty face said...

Crisis, war, unrest brings nothing but pain

Unknown said...

And people still have the mind to divert the relief materials meant for dese people. Linda take note!

NaijaStore.Net said...

Hmmmm

Hessaawards2019.com said...

This is terribly bad! Even when food is allocated to them soldiers and policemen will steal all of it.. God is watching!

Na me talk am!

Long Live Lib!!!

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Unknown said...

Where are all the millions both in naira and dollars given these IDPs by some charitable individuals. Yet some 200 of them die of hunger and starvation. EFCC needs to look into this

lioness said...

Wher are our celebrities dat flaunt designer bags n tins...?They should do something already...God wil send dem help I pray

Anonymous said...

And you call Buhari a president??? His policies are outdated.

LIB REP (中华人民共和国) said...

Sad...shame on our Government

Unknown said...

so sad!
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

Bonita Bislam said...

Everytime I look at the pictures of these malnourished children in the IDP camp, a part of me dies a million times.Everyday we read on the tabloids and social media that donations are made on daily basis to cater for the welfare of these people.But the irony is, the pictures being churned out everyday depicts neglect. The government really has to start holding those in charge accountable. It's unfair

Unknown said...

For real? So wat hapnd to de food that was sent by Dangote

OSINANL said...

Make them starve to death well well o! And they are still giving birth there... Yeye people

OSINANL said...

Make them starve to death well well o! And they are still giving birth there... Yeye people

OSINANL said...

Make them starve to death well well o! And they are still giving birth there... Yeye people

BONARIO NNAGS said...

No this is highly regrettable after the huge sum IDP got as aid, this issue must be investigated and all those who have been looting what was meant for the IDPs made to pay dearly.





~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA LUMIA

Unknown said...

Na wa o. It is well










Lib addict#just passing#

Unknown said...

Eyahhhhhh! Thats soo sad

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Oh dear! Dis is just too much for dem


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Anonymous said...

He z busy hosting d privileged while d less privileged die of mad hunger

javar10 said...

God 4give me I don't feel sh**t for this northerners except for the innocent kids n some christian amongst them, their "BORN TO RULE"elite put them in mess.

Anonymous said...

This is nothing compared to Biafran refugees dying in thousands while the rest of Nigeria kept silent. Them never start.

javar10 said...

I'm telling u, buhari put them into this now he can't save them 4rm starvation.

Unknown said...

woman having sex in someones car

Unknown said...

Corruption even in IDP camps..diverting what's meant for this children for there selfish reasons..

Anonymous said...

When they were shouting sai Baba, shebi they didn't see this coming.

Anonymous said...

The brain dead president should have been more concerned to fight corruption coming from his own people and affecting the propaganda machine that brought him to power...but nope, he wouldn't. ..he preffers to fight political opponents and critics...it doesn't affect him of course considering that most of them are northern Christians. ..Do I have any iota of pity for them...nope of course...seen worst during the biafran-nigerian war....

Anonymous said...

The brain dead president should have been more concerned to fight corruption coming from his own people and affecting the propaganda machine that brought him to power...but nope, he wouldn't. ..he preffers to fight political opponents and critics...it doesn't affect him of course considering that most of them are northern Christians. ..Do I have any iota of pity for them...nope of course...seen worst during the biafran-nigerian war....

Anonymous said...

Oh no
LWKM. Laugh at Nigeria's funniest pictures here

Anonymous said...

This government is full of deceit. So you are busy planning how to feed school children with non existent money and 200, TWO HUNDRED, I repeat 200 children in the North East, the area you poured so much abuse on the previous government about, have starved to death in NIGERIA in 2016. GOD punish all of you useless B*T**DS.

Anonymous said...

i'm in tears. cant they be moved to Abuja????????????
This is so so wrong!!!!
What can we do personally Linda????
is this on Twitter? can someone alert Buhari???
Ogechi

Chizzy Liz said...

**********************nawa oooo !!!!!!!!

Unknown said...

And their papa buhari is hosting state dinners everyday. If that man isn't the example of a demon, I wonder what is.

Unknown said...

CHAII GOD, AND OUR PRESIDENT IS THERE CALLING FOR DINNER.








AUNTY LINDA....

Anonymous said...

Don't we have a government?

Anonymous said...

It's the PDP people looting ooooo. Abi have you forgotten? ??

Anonymous said...

It was Modupe Ozolua's NGO Empower54 and Borno state that evacuated the children 9 days before MSF went to Bama.

Anonymous said...

The northern Nigeria are so dependent. I wonder the kind of suffering that would have characterise the northern people if the 1967 civil war was taken to them

Unknown said...

Lol I was about to say something similar u people had Berra control how u give birth and embrace family planning instead of flooding the whole country n looking for government to Carter for them ..most of the problem of this country is coming from northerners

Unknown said...

Shabi na someone born dem .

Anonymous said...

Thank u bro u said my mind

Anonymous said...

200 people starved to death but vulture buhari's wife claims to be feeding idp's. The woman is a liar and a thief

Genny's Blog said...

I feel pained each time I see this little children. God played provide and see them through. for the sake of this little children.



says, Genevieve.

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