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Minawao refugee camp

Cameroon, 2015: A woman registers her baby girl in Minawao refugee camp, in Far North Region. The child was born in the camp, where the joy of a new life beginning is set against the backdrop of an uncertain future. When the Minawao camp first opened in July 2013, it housed 7,000 refugees who had fled Nigeria as a result of attacks by Boko Haram insurgents. By May 2015, over 44,000 were living in the camp, where food, water and shelter availability have been among priority needs.

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