Nigerians adults in rare sever malnutrition

LAGOS, (CAJ News) – ADULT Nigerians scattered in refugee camps northeast of the country are suffering from severe malnutrition, a condition mostly affecting children.

This is a result of the worsening Boko Haram crisis-induced hunger.

This has highlighted the depth of the crisis caused by the Islamic militant sect that has killed 20 000 and displaced more than 3 million.

According to Medicins Sans Frontieres (MSF)/ Doctors without Borders an unspecified number of adults have been diagnosed with advanced malnutrition and admitted to hospital urgently for life-saving treatment.

These are among over 15 000 displaced Nigerians have been living in catastrophic conditions for nearly five months in Banki.

Thousands are at the risk of starvation in northeast Nigeria, where the Boko Haram has hindered food relief distribution and made agriculture unfeasible.

There have been allegations some politicians have diverted food meant for starving refugees.

CAJ News

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