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A fire, that started in a family cooking area in front of a shelter made of straw, bamboo and plastic sheeting, swept through Stadium Camp in Monguno town of Borno State, burned down more than 900 temporary shelters and claimed the lives of at least three people, including two children and one elderly woman. Nearly 8,000 displaced people in the camp – who have been living in extremely overcrowded conditions – have been affected, scrambling to find shelter and forced to sleep out in the open. The blaze destroyed most of their belongings, household items, and food, leaving a majority of the camp’s population in dire need of humanitarian assistance. 7 February 2019. Monguno, Borno State, Nigeria. Photo: Barka Joseph/IOM