How Boko Haram Spreads Hunger Beyond Nigeria’s Boarders

by Lucy Westcott

Al Hadji Dalla, a 25-year-old Nigerian refugee living in Minawao, in the extreme north of Cameroon, collects water from a hole in a dry riverbed. He fled Nigeria four years ago and has been collecting water here every day for the last two years. (Photo: Chris De Bode/British Red Cross)

The Lake Chad Basin region—which straddles areas of northeastern Nigeria, northern Cameroon, southern Niger and western Chad—is facing a hunger crisis.