The north-south divide in Nigeria is hiding one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises

New Statesman

Nigeria is treating the suffering of citizens internally displaced by Boko Haram in its northeast as if they are in a distant country.

According to the International Rescue Committee, up to 2.5 million people in Nigeria are at risk of starvation, with a population the size of New Zealand in urgent need of humanitarian assistance. UNICEF has also warned that nearly 50,000 children at risk of severe acute malnutrition could die this year if aid does not reach them soon.

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