Post-election unrest could hamper aid efforts in Nigeria

March 26, 2015 3:42 PM

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LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Escalating violence by Boko Haram militants in recent months has uprooted hundreds of thousands in northeast Nigeria and led to a "humanitarian crisis", aid agencies said on Thursday, amid fears that post-election unrest could hamper aid efforts.

More than 1.2 million people have been displaced within Nigeria, while almost 200,000 have fled to neighboring Niger, Chad and Cameroon since Boko Haram launched an uprising in 2009, according to the United Nations.

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