7.7m people need humanitarian assistance in N/East — UN

The United Nations has described the humanitarian crisis caused by Boko Haram in the northeast as the most severe in the world today, saying 7.7 million people are still in severe need of humanitarian assistance in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe States alone.

Speaking at a press conference yesterday in Maiduguri after their official visits of humanitarian projects at IDPs and returnees locations at Bama and Ngom, Bama and Mafa local government areas if Borno State, UNDP Programme Administrator, Achim Steiner and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mark Lowcock, said the humanitarian crisis in Nigeria’s Northeast had spilled over to other countries in the Lake Chad region.

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