Hirunews Logo
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
Nigeria+Boko+Haram%3A+Children+starving%2C+warns+Unicef
Tuesday, 19 July 2016 - 11:15
Nigeria Boko Haram: Children starving, warns Unicef
30

Shares
3,637

Views

Almost a quarter of a million children in parts of Nigeria's Borno state formerly controlled by Boko Haram are suffering from severe malnutrition, the UN children's agency says.

Tens of thousands will die if treatment does not reach them soon, Unicef warns.

In areas where Boko Haram militants had been in control, it found people without water, food or sanitation.

Last month, a charity said people fleeing Boko Haram had starved to death.

The Islamist group's seven-year rebellion has left 20,000 people dead and more than two million displaced.

Nigeria's military is involved in a large-scale offensive against the group.

Unicef says that as more areas in north-eastern Nigeria become accessible to humanitarian help, the extent of the nutrition crisis affecting children is becoming more apparent.

It said that of the 244,000 children found to be suffering from severe acute malnutrition in Borno, almost one in five would die if they were not reached with treatment.

Make a Comment
Make a Comment

DOWNLOAD HIRUNEWS APP ON ANDROID & APPLE
HiruNews
News Image
Hiru News Programme Segments
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
16 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
6,142 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
5,184 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
10,164 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
277 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
38,196 Views
Top