U.N. seeks $174 million to support refugees fleeing Boko Haram

April 9, 2015 5:01 PM

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DAKAR (Reuters) - The United Nations launched an appeal on Thursday to raise slightly over $174 million to support refugees who have fled to Chad, Niger and Cameroon to escape northern Nigeria's Boko Haram Islamist insurgency.

Boko Haram fighters have killed thousands of people in their six-year bid to create an Islamist emirate in northeastern Nigeria.

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