Food aid resumes for refugees in Niger after Boko Haram scare

February 25, 2015 3:24 PM

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ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Food aid is again flowing to thousands of refugees on the border between Niger and Nigeria, the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Wednesday, ending a suspension of deliveries by humanitarian groups because they feared attacks by Boko Haram.

More than 100,000 people have fled violence in northern Nigeria in recent months for refugee camps or informal settlements in neighboring Niger, following a wave of attacks by the Islamist militant group.

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