Introduction: A Moment in Time, 1968: A special series on the 40th anniversary of a year of upheaval, in a world seemingly out of control.

 Content: By the middle of 1968, the Nigerian civil war had created a true international humanitarian crisis. The oil-rich eastern region of Biafra was surrounded by government troops, cut off and starving. “Kwashiorkor,” an Igbo tribal word for protein deficiency, had reduced the Biafrans to eating rats, lizards, dogs and ants for protein. That year, between 1,500 and 40,000 Biafrans starved to death each week. When food was available it was astronomically expensive. Still, the Nigerian government would not relent and the rest of the world looked the other way during most of 1968.

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