Over 650,000 people from three states in the embattled northeast of Nigeria have been displaced just as over 8,000 had sought refuge in Cameroun, according to the World Food Program (WFP). The UN Food Agency which provides humanitarian assistance despite insecurity and logistical challenge said in a statement at the weekend that the displaced persons were from Yobe, Adamawa and Borno states which were the epicenters of the insurgency.
Having set up an operational base at the border with Nigeria close to the volatile area, WFP said that the refugees have fled the country to Cameroun since May, putting pressure on food stock.
Local communities have helped as much as they can but these refugees are in dire need of food and other assistance and we have found high levels of malnutrition, especially among children,” the agency said.
Courtesy AGENCIES ……… NEW AFRICA BUSINESS NEWS