MSF: Nearly 200 die of starvation at Nigerian refugee camp

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Nigerian refugees

DW – June 22, 2016

Doctors Without Borders (MSF) on Wednesday warned of a “catastrophic humanitarian emergency” unfolding at a camp sheltering refugees who fled the Boko Haram militant group in northeast Nigeria.

“Since 23 May, at least 188 people have died in the camp – almost six people per day,” MSF said in a statement, adding that the deaths were mainly caused by starvation and dehydration.

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