Famine and Disease in Nigerian Refugee Camps for Internally Displaced Peoples: A Sad Reflection of Our Times

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Title: Famine and Disease in Nigerian Refugee Camps for Internally Displaced Peoples: A Sad Reflection of Our Times
Authors: Taylor-Robinson, SD
Oleribe, OO
Item Type: Journal Article
Abstract: Nigeria is Africa’s most populous country with over 180 million inhabitants. Its history has been marred by ethnic and religious conflict, typified by the Biafran war of 1967-1970 and the recent Boko Haram insurgency. As a result of the latter conflict, there are hundreds of thousands of internally-displaced people living in refugee camps with little or no resources. Starving children are commonplace in what is one of the world’s largest oil producing nations. In this article, we examine the consequences of the current crises, and the efforts of the current government, non-governmental organisations and outside agencies to solve the current healthcare inequalities in a resource-rich, but currently disorganised country.
Issue Date: 18-Oct-2016
Date of Acceptance: 26-Aug-2016
ISSN: 1460-2725
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Start Page: 831
End Page: 834
Journal / Book Title: QJM-an International Journal of Medicine
Volume: 109
Issue: 12
Copyright Statement: © The Author 2016. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Association of Physicians. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (, which permits unrestricted reuse, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Sponsor/Funder: Association of Physicians of Great Britain & Ireland
Association of Physicians of Great Britain & Ireland
Sir Halley Stewart Trust
Funder's Grant Number: N/A
Keywords: General & Internal Medicine
11 Medical And Health Sciences
Publication Status: Published
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