Nigeria Boko Haram: 75,000 children 'risk dying of hunger'

Nigeria Boko Haram: 75,000 children 'risk dying of hunger'

Some 75,000 children in north-eastern Nigeria risk dying of hunger in "the few months ahead", the UN says.

 

UN humanitarian co-ordinator Peter Lundberg said that overall 14 million people needed humanitarian assistance in a region that was the former stronghold of Boko Haram militants, BBC reports.

 

He 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.

 

 

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