The extreme north of Cameroon is suffering a food shortage exacerbated by climate change and conflict with Boko Haram. Fighting has spread across the borders from Nigeria into the countries of the Lake Chad region creating a refugee and famine crisis. It was once a tourist destination, but now people fleeing violence are housed in unnamed refugee camps where they are lucky to get a single meal each day

Ramata Modou, 58, holds a photograph of herself. Ramata is community leader at the IDP (internally displaced persons) camp for women and children, Mémé

When armed men entered Ramata’s village her husband suffered a heart attack and died. Her 17-year-old daughter was kidnapped, her three-month-old daughter strapped to her back. When Ramata first fled to Mémé she slept under trees for two months with her six children.

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