According to Unicef, almost a quarter of a million children in parts of Nigeria’s Borno state, are suffering severe malnutrition. On inspection of the areas where the militants had been in control, individuals were found without water, food or sanitation. “As more areas in north-eastern Nigeria become more accessible to humanitarian help, the extent of the nutrition crisis affecting children is becoming more apparent”.
Highlighting the importance of treatment, Unicef report that "some 134 children on average will die every day from causes linked to acute malnutrition if the response is not scaled up quickly". "We need all partners and donors to step forward to prevent any more children from dying. No-one can take on a crisis of this scale alone".
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