Malnutrition Hits Boko Haram Rescued in Borno

ICC Note: Internally displaced people (IDPs) rescued from Boko Haram are now in IDP camps in Borno State, Nigeria. Malnourishment is running rampant among these people, especially the children, whom malnutrition already has the most dangerous effect on.

Last year almost 6,500 children in Borno IDP camps were categorized as severely malnourished. 376 people have died from starvation in the past three months. After being rescued from the terrorist group, former Boko Haram captives want to return to their homes but are often either afraid to or have nothing to return to, their crops and farms destroyed, leaving them with no way to provide for their families.

This leads to the starvation and malnutrition that many IDPs are now suffering from. Many have to remain in the camps, unable to return home due to continued Boko haram activity.

Since 2009, Boko Haram has killed 20,000 people and displaced 2.6 million, many of them Christians, during their jihad.06/15/2016, Borno, Nigeria

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(Vanguard) – Nearly 700 people, most of them children, are receiving treatment in hospital in northeast Nigeria for severe malnutrition after being rescued from Boko Haram, the Borno State government said.

Sixty-one “critically malnourished” young children and babies were among 478 children, 196 women and 23 men brought to the state capital Maiduguri from the town of Bama on Monday, it said in a statement.

The infants were “undergoing medical care arising from extreme deprivation of food,” Tuesday’s statement said, adding that all the people were rescued after two years in captivity by the Islamist insurgents.

It was not immediately clear whether those taken to a special care unit had been brought from camps for internally placed people (IDPs) in Bama. But last week a civilian vigilante and a soldier based in the remote town of Banki, 60 kilometres(38 miles) from Bama, told AFP at least 10 people were “starving to death” every day.…

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