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Essential Lens: Analyzing Photographs Across the Curriculum



Date: 2016
Location: Nigeria
Photographer: George Osodi
Source: UNHCR/George Osodi


Despite Boko Haram threat, displaced Nigerians return. A woman and her child stand in front of a house destroyed by Boko Haram Militant in Garaha, Adamawa State, Nigeria.

Background: Eight of the 14 villages that make up the Dugwaba district in Adamawa State in northeast Nigeria were devastated by the marauding militants, who killed around 100 people, and burned scores of homes, a market, and a health centre. Amid the chaos, some 15,000 people sought safety in cities including Yola and Numan in Adamawa State, while some fled to Kano in north central Nigeria. Many relied on the hospitality of host communities, most of them subsistence farmers who were barely able to meet their own needs, let alone those of thousands of others in dire need.


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