UN: Cases of acute malnutrition in northern Nigeria

July 12, 2016 7:32 PM

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UNITED NATIONS – The United Nations says workers in humanitarian convoys have discovered cases of acute malnutrition and famine-like conditions in northern Nigeria's Borno state, particularly in 15 camps where some 275,000 displaced people are living.

A U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs report released Tuesday says the camps are in hard-to-reach, insecure areas, many of them where there is active fighting as a result of Boko Haram's 6-year Islamic insurgency. The report does not say how many cases of malnutrition were found...

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