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UNICEF resumes aid in conflict-ridden northeastern Nigeria

UNICEF resumes aid in conflict-ridden northeastern Nigeria

Nigeria

United Nations children’s agency (UNICEF) on Saturday said it would resume its aid to millions of children who have fallen victim to Boko Haram’s insurgency in north east Nigeria.

The organization had said on Thursday it had temporarily suspended aid deliveries in the region ,specifically Borno, the former stronghold of Boko Haram, after a humanitarian convoy was attacked, injuring two aid agencies employees and two Nigerian soldiers.

For about half a year now some cities in northeastern Nigeria, including Bama have not received aid because of the insurgency.

UNICEF says it will continue servicing those areas, including those it has been operating in, under the protection of the Nigerian Army.

Hunger is ravaging Borno state, with 250 000 children suffering from acute malnutrition and 20% of them are currently unassisted.

AFP

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