Worse Than Expected

Aid institutions and governments have been caught flat-footed in the fight against Nigeria’s Islamist extremist group, Boko Haram. The result: Devastating famine now threatens millions.

Displacement and isolation have pushed more than 3 million people to the brink of starvation in northeast Nigeria, where curable diseases and polio have resurfaced as well.  

The UN and other humanitarian groups underestimated the situation’s severity—sending aid workers to much of Nigeria is now too dangerous.Unless assistance arrives, UNICEF warns as many as 75,000 children will die of starvation this year.
The Washington Post

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