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UNICEF warns: Nigerian children suffering from severe malnutrition

19 July 2016

Almost a quarter of a million children in parts of Nigeria’s Borno state formerly controlled by Boko Haram are suffering from severe malnutrition, the UN children’s agency says. Tens of thousands will die if treatment does not reach them soon, UNICEF warns.

"Some 134 children on average will die every day from causes linked to acute malnutrition if the response is not scaled up quickly", said Manuel Fontaine, Unicef’s Regional Director for Western and Central Africa.

UNICEF says that as more areas in north-eastern Nigeria become accessible to humanitarian help, the extent of the nutrition crisis affecting children is becoming more apparent.

It said that of the 244,000 children found to be suffering from severe acute malnutrition in Borno, almost one in five would die if they were not reached with treatment.

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