• 49,000 children may die of starvation in northeast – Group

    49,000 children may die of starvation in northeast – Group

    Emergency food aid and other investments are badly needed in northeast Nigeria to keep tens of thousands of children from starvation, disease and death warns anti-poverty group The ONE Campaign.

    A statement from the group signed by Juliet Vedral noted that as world leaders gather in New York USA for an emergency high-level meeting to address the food and malnutrition crisis in the area, Bono, the lead singer of U2 and the co-founder of The ONE Campaign, commented that, “the world […]

  • Over 1,200 die of starvation and illness at Bama IDP camp

    Over 1,200 die of starvation and illness at Bama IDP camp

    More than 1,200 people have died of starvation and illness at an aid camp in north-east Nigeria that houses people fleeing the Islamist militant group Boko Haram, according to the medical charity Médecins Sans Frontières.

    MSF said on Thursday that its team found 24,000 people, including 15,000 children, sheltering in the camp located on a hospital compound during a visit to Bama last month – its first trip there since the city was wrested from Boko Haram’s control in March 2015.

    Bama […]