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Aid groups ask for help in dealing with forgotten crisis of Lake Chad Basin - Devex

A World Food Program food distribution in Bosso, Niger, where many Nigerians have fled to avoid attacks by Boko Haram. Photo by: Anouk Delafortrie / ECHO / CC BY-NC-ND. Humanitarian organizations are calling for more attention and additional resources ...and more »

Seven million people in Lake Chad basin 'living on the edge' – UN relief official - UN News Centre

Attacks by Boko Haram and counter-insurgency measures in the Lake Chad Basin have displaced more than 2.5 million people in four countries. 23 January 2017. Spotlighting the desperate plight of millions in Africa's Lake Chad basin, the top United ...and more »

Malnutrition Wiping Out Children in Northern Nigeria, Aid Workers Say - New York Times

Starvation in northern Nigeria's Borno State is so bad that a whole slice of the population — children under 5 — appears to have died, aid agencies say. As the Nigerian army has driven the terrorist group Boko Haram out of the area, about two million ...and more »

Female suicide bomber with a baby strapped to her back used the infant as a decoy before blowing herself up inside a ... - Daily Mail

A Nigerian suicide bomber used a baby strapped to her back to mingle among shoppers unnoticed inside a busy market before detonating her vest killing six people and injuring 17. The attack, believed to have been carried out by Boko Haram, was carried ...and more »

Death Toll in Nigeria IDP Camp Bombing Climbs to 236 - Voice of America

The death toll from last week's bombing of civilian IDP camp in northeastern Nigeria has more than quadrupled from the originally reported 70 to 236 people. The Nigerian military says the bombing was an accident and is under investigation. A team of ...and more »

Islamist terror groups in Nigeria are now using babies in suicide bombing attacks, say officials - The Independent

Islamist terror groups in Nigeria are now using female suicide bombers with babies to avoid detection before carrying out their attacks, officials have warned. Two women carrying babies blew themselves up in the town of Madagali on 13 January, killing ...and more »

Sick new Nigeria terror tactic uses BABIES as part of female suicide bombings -

Female suicide bombers in Nigeria are blowing themselves up while carrying babies to avoid detection. Authorities warned the sick tactic could become a "dangerous" trend among terrorists after nine people died in a blast earlier this month. Two of the ...and more »

Boko Haram war takes terrible toll on West African children - New York Daily News

Nigerian refugees, who fled from their village into Niger following Boko Haram attacks, stand in the yard of their Nigerien host in Diffa in southeastern Niger. (© Luc Gnago / Reuters). THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. Monday, January 23, 2017, 9:19 PM. More than ...and more »

Nigeria: Babies used in suicide bombings, officials warn - BBC News

Female suicide bombers in Nigeria are now carrying babies to avoid detection in their attacks, authorities warn. An attack in the town of Madagali on 13 January saw two women detonate their devices, killing themselves, two babies, and four others. They ...and more »

Nigeria suicide bomber 'had baby strapped to her back' -

A female suicide bomber who attacked a town in northeast Nigeria earlier this month was carrying a baby at the time, the country's main relief agency has said. But the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said it was unclear whether this was a ...and more »