Chris de Bode

Meme, Diamare, Cameroon

A plate of ground red maize, surrounded by a green sauce made from mango leaves. It has been prepared by Palta Ali, 30, who lives in an unnamed IDP wit her four children. She will share this meal with her two youngest children but doesn't have enough food for her two teenage children. They have to go the village each day to beg for food.

Palta fled her village when it was attacked and her husband was killed.

'In the morning and in the night my children say they are hungry and want something to eat. I am worried about my children, what's going to happen in the future? We do not have enough to eat every day. Last month my child was sick. Before this I would have been able to prepare three meals a day. I don't know how to improve things. It is very difficult. I just try to manage. I am scared. My first priority is today and tomorrow', she says.
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. Once an intrepid tourist destination boasting Waza national park, the extreme north of Cameroon now hosts people fleeing violence housed in unnamed refugee camps where they are lucky if they manage to get a single meal each day.

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Chris de Bode
Meme, Diamare
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