Reference : V-P-NG-E-00594
Date : 05/05/2015
Country/Region : NIGERIA
Caption : Borno State, Maiduguri. The ICRC distributes food to families affected by the conflict.
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : At the beginning of May 2015, the ICRC distributed a one-month supply of food to 8,500 families in Maiduguri. Each family received 75 kg of rice, 24 kg of beans, 1 kg of salt and 12 litres of cooking oil. This will be enough to give each member of a six-person family 2,500 kcal per day.

ICRC website, article of the 28th May 2015:
" Children traumatized, families broken - life inside Maiduguri.
They arrived in the middle of the night from the nearby town of Bama, more than a thousand people, mainly children and the elderly. They had been transported on trucks, under heavy military escort, for fear of attack.

The elderly were so fragile they had to be carried off and set down to rest under the trees. The children were in rags, most of them barefoot. They had not eaten for days. We gave them bread, sardines, nuts and water.

I walked up to an old man, maybe around 80 years old, wearing a traditional white babanriga gown. He looked so fragile. He was trying to hold himself steady and at the same time lift the water can.

He looked me in the eye and whispered "Alangubro, Alangubro, Askergna." It means something like "The highest form of respect to you, for your great kindness." "
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