Three mothers in Maiduguri used to wake up before sunrise everyday to farm their own land, feed their families, and earn a living. Now, displaced and living suspended lives in IDP camps in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State in northeast Nigeria, sourcing food for their children is a daily struggle. Over the past decade, the Boko Haram insurgency has displaced over 1.8 million Nigerians in a predominantly agricultural northeast Nigeria, stalling food production, hiking up prices, and restricting safe market access to help create one of the world’s worst food crises.
Just Food: Coping with the Crisis, an immersive film by Contrast, sheds light on the people impacted by the widespread food insecurity crisis. Through the stories of three displaced women who live in different IDP camps, we examine how in spite of hardship, they find ways to put food on the table for their children.