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Over 50,000 Nigerians at Risk of Starving to Death

Reuters

Over 50,000 people in Nigeria’s north-east are at risk of starvation due to the activities of the Boko Haram militant group, the United Nations said in a statement.

According to Sputnik News, some areas in the northeastern state of Borno are too dangerous for humanitarian organizations’ employees, who are engaged in the delivery of food to civilians in conflict zones. As a result, almost 54,000 of the state’s residents are in a "catastrophic" situation, according to the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) system, The Financial Times newspaper reported Thursday citing the UN report.

Another 780,000 in the same area, as well as in two neighboring states are also living in difficult conditions with the second highest level of food insecurity. Nearly 4 million individuals in the north-eastern Nigeria require food assistance, since they are constantly living in the conflict-torn districts.

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