On Monday, 21st February 2017, the United Nation children’s agency stated that almost 1.4 million children suffering from severe malnutrition due to famine in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen could die in 2017.

According to famine early warning system (Fews Net), aid agencies have been unable to reach out to those in Borno state who are already affected by famine since late last year as the disaster is likely to continue.

“We can still save many lives,” UNICEF director, Anthony Lake, said as he appealed for quick action.

The United Nation Security Council ambassadors are due to travel to northern Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and Niger next month to draw international attention to the humanitarian crisis triggered by the conflict with Boko Haram militants.

Read more at Guardian

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