Nigeria Government Lifts Ban On 2 Humanitarian Aid Groups, Allowing Food Assistance Delivery

Associated Press: Nigeria lifts ban on 2 prominent humanitarian groups
“Nigeria’s government has lifted a ban on the operations of two prominent international aid groups after accusing them of providing food and medicines to Boko Haram extremists, which the groups denied. The United Nations humanitarian office replied Wednesday that humanitarian groups are ‘relieved’ that Nigeria has suspended the ban on Mercy Corps and Action Against Hunger. More than 350,000 people now can receive food assistance that had been put on hold, the U.N. said…” (Adigun, 10/31).

Additional coverage of the ban’s lifting is available from Reuters.