A young displaced woman walks in a dust storm ripping through Maiduguri, Nigeria.
A young man who just arrived to the outskirts of Maiduguri after fleeing his home sits amid his belongings as a dust storm rips through Maiduguri, Nigeria. As the number of displaced people arriving to the city has risen, more and more have had to settle on the margins of society and live with very little support. Everyday I was there hundreds of people would arrive to Maiduguri, oftentimes with very few, if any, possessions, and all with the hope that they had reached safety and support. Most, however, would soon find themselves in an informal settlement where support was minimal and malnutrition could advance unchecked.
Displaced women and children who have just arrived wait on the outskirts of Maiduguri, Nigeria.
People displaced from their homes wait for one of the few food distributions in Muna, the informal IDP camp on the edge of Maiduguri, Nigeria.
A mother who has just arrived to Maiduguri after fleeing her home feeds her child, Maiduguri, Nigeria.
A hut in Muna, an informal IDP settlement on the edge of Maiduguri, Nigeria, Monday, May 30, 2016. Mackenzie Knowles-Coursin for The Wall Street Journal.
Halima Aboubacar, 25, holds her 12-month-old son, Aboubacar Aboubacar, in the hut where she and her family live at Muna on the outskirts of Maiduguri, Nigeria. Like thousands of others at Muna, Halima and her family were forced to flee their home in nearby Mafa after armed militants attacked and stole their livestock and grain supplies.
Halima and her daughter Houwa (11), hold Aboubacar as they ride to the hospital with the father, Aboubacar, and their other son, Yunus, Maiduguri, Nigeria. All three of the children are suffering from malnutrition.
Hospital staff tend to Houwa and Yunus in the State Specialist Hospital in Maiduguri, Nigeria.
One-year-old Aboubacar is weighed at the State Specialist Hospital in Maiduguri, Nigeria. He weighs 4.74 kg.
Aboubacar comforts Houwa in the State Specialist Hospital in Maiduguri, Nigeria.
Exhausted, Halima cradles Aboubacar in the State Specialist Hospital in Maiduguri, Nigeria. Aboubacar, has been diagnosed with chronic diarrhea, severe malnutrition, bronchopneumonia, and malaria.
Two young boys look on as another digs a hole in Muna on the edge of Maiduguri, Nigeria.
Men bury the body of a young boy named Abba who died earlier that day in Muna IDP settlement on the edge of Maiduguri, Nigeria. One year old, Abba had become sick with chicken pox and severe diarrhea.
Men lay to rest the body of a one-year-old boy named Abba who died that day in Muna.
Displaced men pray at the funeral of a one-year-old child named Abba who died that day in Muna.
Bulami Kyari, a man displaced from his home in Mafa, stands next to the grave of his three-year-old daughter, Fatima, who he buried the day before, Maiduguri, Nigeria.
A young man looks behind as he and others walk back to Muna settlement after burying a three-year-old girl who had died earlier that day in Muna IDP camp, Maiduguri, Nigeria.
A displaced man walks across the parched land outside of Maiduguri, Nigeria.