UNICEF says 75,000 children could die in Nigeria hunger crisis
Famine-like conditions in the former stronghold of Boko Haram militants in northeast Nigeria could kill 75,000 children over the next year if they do not receive aid, the United Nations children's agency said on Thursday.
Some 15,000 people have been killed and more than two million displaced during a seven-year insurgency by the Islamist militant group that has been pushed back to its stronghold in the northeast's vast Sambisa forest in the last few months.
The U.N. has called for military escorts for aid workers trying to reach areas affected by the crisis, which has been exacerbated by... read more
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