Famine killing tens of thousands in Boko Haram region: U.N.



Tens of thousands of people are dying of hunger in the area of west Africa where Boko Haram militants are active, the U.N. humanitarian coordinator for the region, told a news conference on Friday.
About 65,000 people are in a "catastrophe" or "phase 5" situation, according to a food security assessment by the IPC, the recognized classification system on declaring famines.
Phase 5 applies when, even with humanitarian assistance, "starvation, death and destitution" are evident.
“The tragedy of using the F word is that when you apply it it’s too late," said... read more

 
30 September 2016 in World News, Views: 33
Source: Reuters
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