Wednesday, 16 November 2016

75,000 children face the risk of dying of hunger in Nigeria

According to the United Nation’s report, some 75,000 children in north-eastern Nigeria face the risk dying of hunger in the months to come. Peter Lundberg, the UN Humanitarian Co-ordinator said that around 14 million people needed humanitarian assistance in a region that was the former stronghold of Boko Haram militants.
He also warned that the UN did not have enough funds to avert the crisis. Boko Haram jihadists laid waste to the region before being pushed back by Nigerian forces in recent months.  Lundberg also added that these people who are in the dire need of help also had a large number of children.
There will be around some 400,000 children, and that 75,000 of them are going to die in the few months’ time.

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