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UNICEF, MSF Warn Of Severe Food Insecurity In Boko Haram-Hit Regions Of Nigeria

Associated Press: 75,000 could starve to death in Nigeria after Boko Haram: U.N.
“As many as 75,000 children will die over the next year in famine-like conditions created by Boko Haram if donors don’t respond quickly, the U.N. Children’s Fund is warning. That’s far more than the 20,000 people killed in the seven-year Islamic uprising…” (Faul/Umar, 9/29).

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Hunger ‘deadlier than violence’ in Boko Haram-hit northeast Nigeria
“Living conditions for people uprooted by Boko Haram violence and seeking refuge in camps and towns across northeast Nigeria are more deadly than the conflict between the Islamist militants and the army, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said on Wednesday. Hunger and malnutrition is widespread among the displaced in Borno State, not just in remote, previously inaccessible areas, but also in the capital Maiduguri, the medical aid group said…” (Guilbert, 9/28).