Under Buhari's Administration: North East faces World's worst food crisis, says UNICEF
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The Unicef has alerted the world to the growing level of food crisis in Nigeria, especially in the Northeastern Borno state which is faced with what was described as the worst case of famine and malnutrition in the world.
|North East facing World’s worst food crisis under Buhari, says UNICEF|
Speaking on the findings, the Unicef’s Chief of nutrition in Nigeria, Arjan de Wagt said: “We haven’t found the right words yet to describe the magnitude of the problem.”
The highlighted area for aid intervention were first accessed by aid workers in April following the success of military forces in pushing back Boko Haram insurgents in the area.
Arjan de Wagt further added: “People are completely cut off from trade routes and from aid, and they’ve not been able to plant.
“Severely malnourished children have the risk of one in five dying. For these kids in Borno, the risk is much higher because they don’t have proper food and there’s no health care. That’s why we have a polio outbreak.”
The Unicef Official said: “The world and Nigeria doesn’t realise how bad this is.
“In the area of food nutrition, if you look at the level and the indicators, I’m not aware of anywhere you have this magnitude and this number.”