Wracked by years of conflict and drought, the Lake Chad region which straddles the borders of Nigeria, Cameroon, Niger and Chad is experiencing a silent emergency, with millions of people displaced from their homes and dependent on aid for their basic needs.
About the project
The British Red Cross commissioned Panos to produce an innovative photo essay and exhibition to highlight the unfolding food security catastrophe affecting 9 million people across Nigeria, Niger, Chad and Cameroon. Panos photographer, Chris de Bode presented the story through plates of food, telling the powerful individual accounts of conflict, displacement, refuge and hospitality of those surviving on one meal a day.
Production of an outdoor exhibition at St-Martin-in-the-fields, Trafalgar Square, London
02. Media placement
Published in the Financial Times magazine (UK), The New Republic (US), El Pais Semanal (Spain), Newsweek Japan (Japan), MO (Belgium)
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