Almost 1 Million People Maybe Starving In Northeast Nigeria – UN
How many times have you eaten today?Twice? Thrice?
But close to one million people in Northeast Nigeria may be starving to death due to famine in some parts.
Here is the major problem, the affected areas are places rendered inaccessible by Boko Haram’s Islamist insurgency.
This means, the areas are still so dangerous that aid workers fear for their lives.
An aid agency, the Famine Early Warning Systems Network, FEWSNET said there was “an elevated risk of famine” in those areas.
That means that famine “cannot be confirmed nor disproven with available evidence,” according to FEWSNET, which is funded by the United States Agency for International Development, USAID.
“There is insufficient evidence to make a formal determination,” it said in a report dated March 2 and seen by Reuters on Monday.
According to FEWSNET, “Remote internally displaced person settlement areas could, in a worst-case scenario, become cut off by violence and experience extreme food insecurity.”
Also Watch: Boko Haram: The Untold Borno Stories