Nigeria: on the brink by World Food Programme on Exposure
When Boko Haram kidnapped five of his children and took away all his possessions, Bintu's husband could not take it – he died of complications from his hypertension. The family had just returned to their home in northeastern Nigeria after spending months on the run, moving from village to village with nowhere to sleep, trying to escape the violence. After her husband's death, Bintu – left to care for her five children on her own – had to flee again. "They took everything from us including our clothes. They kept us without food and water," she says.