Photography This photographer is using his lens to highlight refugee crisis in Nigeria

Maiduguri alone is estimated to host between 1.2 million to 2 million refugees.

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This woman is exhausted after travelling to Chad for over 30km play

This woman is exhausted after travelling to Chad for over 30km

(Instagram/Dominic Nahr)
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North-east Nigeria has been hit by a displacement crisis that experts say dwarfs any migration flows seen in Europe in recent years.

Since the Boko Haram insurgency began, more people have migrated to Chad, Niger. Maiduguri alone is estimated to host between 1.2 million to 2 million refugees.

One photographer Dominic Nahr however is documenting the refugee crisis through his lens.

1. No space in the paediatric ward

play No space in the paediatric ward (Instagram/Dominic Nahr)

Two young children sleep on a blue mat outside the pediatric ward in the main hospital in Bol in Chad.

2. A young girl gathers water in Kaya, an internally displaced persons camp

play Young refugee in Kaya (Instagram/Dominic Nahr)

 

All of the inhabitants drink the water directly from the lake, creating health risks due to the lack of proper sanitation.

Many have left because the lack of food and decided to go back to their villages on islands, risking Boko Haram or government attacks.

3. A young woman is brought to the hospital in Bol

This woman is exhausted after travelling to Chad for over 30km play This woman is tired after travelling for 30km (Instagram/Dominic Nahr)

 

A young woman is carried to a mobile clinic after travelling on a horse and cart for over 30km before being brought to the main hospital in Bol from Yakoua town.

4. People are surrounded by dried up rivers and lakes

play Dried up rivers and lakes in the North (Instagram/Dominic Nahr )

5. Men sit inside the main chief's hut in Diamaram

play Villagers are surrounded by dried up rivers and desert. (Instagram/Dominic Nahr )

As violence and attacks were too much for the villagers to bare, they decided to return back to where their ancestors had begun. Now they are surrounded by dried up rivers and desert.

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