Killing Of Aid Workers In Nigeria Highlights Dangers Humanitarian Aid Groups Face

BBC News: Why attacks on aid workers may hurt the world’s poorest
“The brutal killing of a 24-year-old midwife in northeast Nigeria has shocked the international humanitarian community, raising concerns that aid to millions of people could be withdrawn. … The killings will have far-reaching consequences. Two million people have been displaced by conflict in northeast Nigeria. In Borno state, of 700 health centers, 400 are closed. Doctors and nurses are leaving the region because of the danger…” (Foulkes, 10/21).

IRIN: Aid under attack
“Few aid agencies operate in Nigeria’s volatile Borno State, where a faction of extremist group Boko Haram executed Hauwa Liman, 24, [last] week. A midwife with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), her killing underscores the dangers faced by humanitarian groups serving civilians in the region…” (Cohen, 10/19).

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