Abuja – More than 45 000 people have fled their homes in
Mayo Sava, Far North Cameroon following the conflict waged by Nigeria’s Boko Haram.
The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian
Affairs (OCHA) reported many are living with host families, sheltering in
rickety structures made of salvaged material or sleeping in the open.
They mostly lack access to latrines or clean water.
Victims are sheltering in host communities that were fragile
before the conflict, where over 80 percent of people live below Cameroon’s
national poverty line and 38 percent of people are facing severe food
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The refugees in Mayo Sava are among over 3 million people
that have been displaced by the militant Boko Haram group in its campaign to carve
an Islamic State in Nigeria.
Over 20 000 people have been killed.
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