Charity warns of humanitarian catastrophe in Nigeria

BMJ 2016; 353 doi: (Published 24 June 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;353:i3553
  1. Anne Gulland
  1. London

A “catastrophic humanitarian emergency” is unfolding in a camp for internally displaced people in Nigeria, where more than 150 children have been found to have severe acute malnutrition.

The warning came from a medical team from the charity Médecins Sans Frontières that visited the camp in the town of Bama in northeast Nigeria on 21 June. Nutritional screening of more than 800 children showed that almost …

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