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Boko Haram food crisis demands cooperation and accountability -

Snatched schoolgirls and suicide bomb blasts have long been the enduring images of Nigeria's Boko Haram conflict. But now the violence is represented by thousands of new faces: those of starving children. Scenes like these haven't been seen here since ...and more »

Nigeria's Boko Haram crisis: 'We survived militants but face starvation' - BBC News

Kawu Ashe is just one of up to 120,000 people facing starvation in north-eastern Nigeria, which has been ravaged by the Boko Haram Islamist insurgency. Last month, she made the life-and-death decision to flee her village after militants delivered a ...and more »

Boko Haram: 5.1 million Nigerians risk starvation in 2017, UN says - Premium Times

The United Nations said on Friday that $1billion was needed in 2017 for the provision of aid to victims of Boko Haram terrorism in north-east Nigeria. The Deputy Humanitarian Coordinator, Peter Lundberg, in a statement said the Boko Haram menace was ...and more »

Nigeria's humanitarian crisis 'can no longer be ignored,' UN says, launching $1 billion appeal - UN News Centre

With the scale of human suffering in north-eastern Nigeria becoming clearer as the Government has pushed Boko Haram insurgents from more and more areas, the United Nations today launched a $1 billion funding appeal to address the needs of those in ...and more »

Nigeria Regional Refugee Response Plan: January - December 2017 - Reliefweb

Regional Overview. INTRODUCTION. Throughout 2016, Boko Haram insurgents continued to commit grave human rights violations and carry out attacks against civilians including suicide bombings, widespread sexual and gender based violence (SGBV), kidnapping ...and more »

Major famine imminent in Nigeria as Boko Haram attacks cripple economy - ABC Online

The United Nations believes as many as 75,000 people could die in north-eastern Nigeria in the next 12 months unless there is a renewed contribution from the international community. Already close to five million people need food assistance. There are ...and more »

Lured by power, female extremists prove hardest to help: expert - Thomson Reuters Foundation

By Ellen Wulfhorst. LONDON, Dec 1 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Women who join violent extremists such as Nigeria's Boko Haram are lured by the promise of power and influence they otherwise would not get in their everyday lives, a top expert said on ...and more »

Boko Haram attacks destroy farm communities, bring famine risk - Reuters

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Fati Adamu has not seen three of her six children nor her husband since Boko Haram militants attacked her hometown in northeast Nigeria in an hail of bullets. Women and children are seen gathered at the water point at the ...and more »

Money from Nigeria laundered in UK 'should go to helping starving children' - The Guardian

Save the Children say £950m is needed by those affected by Boko Haram, with tens of thousands of children at risk of death in areas held by the group. Sarah Boseley Health editor. Thu 1 Dec 2016 19.01 EST Last modified on Wed 31 May 2017 05.57 EDT ...and more »

UN: Helicopter Aid Reaches 45000 in Boko Haram-hit Northeast Nigeria - Voice of America

Flying in aid workers by helicopter to remote, hard-to-reach areas previously cut off from help by Boko Haram violence across northeast Nigeria has provided more than 45,000 people with aid over the past week, the United Nations said Thursday. Many of ...and more »