International Journal of Clinical Dermatology
Volume 1, Issue 1, June 2018, Pages: 1-4
Received: Mar. 12, 2017;
Accepted: Apr. 10, 2017;
Published: Jun. 15, 2017
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Rabi Adamu, Department of Rural & Home Economics, College of Agriculture, Zuru, Nigeria
The paper examines the implications of poor feeding on the displaced children by Boko Haram in North Eastern region of Nigeria using Adamawa camp as a unit of analysis. The paper used secondary data such as text books, journals and newspapers. The findings shows that most of the displaced children in Adamawa camp are in serious pathetic problems due to the way they left their houses without any adequate preparation as a result of the activities of Boko Haram insurgence, analysis of their camp situation indicate that some of them lack money to purchase basic necessity of life and the food provided lacks basic ingredient for growth and development of child as a result is creating problems to the survival of the displaced children leading to illness and death of many of them. Recommendations were made on how to improve the situation in the camp.
Implications of Poor Feeding on Displaced Children in Adamawa Camp in Nigeria, International Journal of Clinical Dermatology.
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