A yellow pepper, vegetables are a rare luxury in the extreme-north of Cameroon with most people surviving on one bland meal of boiled maize each day. The long-term effects of this diet results in chronic malnutrition in children and their subsequent stunting, both physically and mentally.
The extreme north of Cameroon is suffering a food shortage exacerbated by climate change and conflict with Boko Haram. Fighting has spread across the borders from Nigeria into the countries of the Lake Chad region creating a refugee and famine crisis. Once an intrepid tourist destination boasting Waza national park, the extreme north of Cameroon now hosts people fleeing violence housed in unnamed refugee camps where they are lucky if they manage to get a single meal each day.