Thursday, 27 March 2014

'3 million suffer in Boko Haram uprising'

Lagos — The National Emergency Management
Agency (Nigeria) says 3 million people are suffering from the
Boko Haram insurgence with a quarter million
people made homeless just this year.

It says an assessment of the three affected states of
Borno, Yobe and Adamawa shows children, elderly
people and women are most affected.

The government agency has provided relief goods
but says needs increase daily and asks for help.
A statement posted online Thursday says the
statistics apply only for January to March. The U.N.
refugee agency estimates 470 000 people are
displaced in the country and another 30 000 have
sought refuge in neighboring countries since the
uprising began four years ago.
Thousands have been killed and tens of thousands
of farmers driven from their land.

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