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8.5m persons need life-saving assistance in North-East – UN

A young girl with a pot on her head poses with other children at one of the Internally-Displaced People (IDP) camps Gwoza, north-eastern Nigeria, on August 1, 2017. AFP PHOTO / STEFAN HEUNIS
The United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN-OCHA) says over 8.5 million persons are in dire need of life-saving support due to the humanitarian crisis caused by the Boko Haram insurgency in the North-East.
The agency said in its October North-East Humanitarian Report that 6.9 million displaced persons were targeted for life-saving assistance in 2017.
The fact-sheet showed that 5.2 million people were facing food insecurity and 5.1 million persons were targeted for food security interventions.
It indicated that humanitarian organisations in collaboration with the Federal Government had provided support to three million persons under the emergency food intervention programme.
The agency disclosed that 3.4 million persons, particularly children, expectant and nursing mothers, needed nutrition support, adding that 2.

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