Boko Haram Insurgency Spreads Fear Of Food Shortages From Northeastern Nigeria Into Neighboring Niger, Some Aid Workers Say
New York Times: Niger Feels Ripple Effect of Boko Haram as Fears of Food Shortage Spread
“Only two years old, Fatouma Ouseini lay in a hospital room, undernourished and listless from fever. … Fatouma and her family fled from just across the border in northeastern Nigeria, the epicenter of the war with Boko Haram, where scattered areas have teetered on the brink of famine for most of this year, according to the United Nations. Now, some aid workers fear that similar conditions could spill over to bordering areas like here in Niger, putting even more children at risk…” (Searcey, 12/12).
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