Escaping Boko Haram, In Search Of Food
When Damdam’s youngest two daughters died of starvation as they fled Boko Haram, she and her 5-year-old daughter were too tired to bury them.
Then Damdam’s baby was born, and she was already malnourished.
Across the Lake Chad basin region, more than 6.5 million people are severely food insecure. As violence waged by Boko Haram displaces millions across the region, people aren’t able to farm, market activities are disrupted and many places are too unsafe for humanitarian organizations to deliver food aid.
Shot by video journalist Vlad Sokhin for AJ+