The UN Warns Of Malnutrition Deaths In Nigeria


The UN has warned of the malnutrition deaths in Nigeria which occurred as a result of the jihadist sect, Boko Haram.

Lots of children have been victims of malnutrition deaths in Nigeria, and about 50,000 children face the possibility of malnutrition death this year alone.

The Medical charity Doctors Without Borders (MSF) also added that the camp for internally displaced people (IDPs) in Bama, Borno state has become deathly. The MSF said more than 188 people have died from diarrhea and malnutrition between May 23 and June 22.

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The organization also explained that the site near the camp has in fact become a grave yard, with about 1,200 graves dug within g the previous year.

Maryam Uwais, special advisor to President Muhammadu Buhari for social protection was part of the delegation which visited Bama to see the state of affairs for their-selves.

She said, “the state government has done its best. We came to see things for ourselves. We will go back and make reports and soonest there will be some relief, more relief coming this way.”

The rise of Boko Haram in north-eastern Nigeria has led to millions of people being displaced from their homes. The region which is predominantly filled with farmers has seen farm lands destroyed as a result of this menace. This has in turn led to food shortages and overpriced goods.

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The food shortage seems to not only affect the internally displaced persons in north-Eastern Nigeria, but also Boko Haram militants.

Two months ago, it was reported that some Boko Haram militants surrendered to the Nigerian army out of hunger and desperation.

Prior to that, the Nigerian Minister of Information had said that the militants were “demoralized and hungry “.