Victoria Filibus and her nine children have suffered the terrorism of Boko Haram and seen their lives upended as displaced persons living in a camp.
It may not be immediately obvious, but they are, a very real way, victims of climate change.
Filibus and her children live in a displaced persons’ camp near Maduguri, the capital of Borno State in northeast Nigeria. They’ve been there six years. Filibus vividly recalls how she and her family ended up virtual refugees, dependent on the mercy of international aid organizations, including the Canadian arm of Caritas International.