Child hunger emergency in northeastern Nigeria



20-month-old Ummi Mustafa and her mother, Maiduguri, Nigeria. The latest red flag from FEWS NET draws particular attention to places like Banki Town and Bama in Borno State, where the threat of Boko Haram violence continues to limit movement and prevent humanitarian access. Photo: Credit: Guy Calaf/Action Against Hunger USA

 

 

 

 

 

The world may have finally woken up to the child hunger emergency in northeastern Nigeria, but the latest data shows, if anything, a deepening crisis. Levels of Global Acute Malnutrition recorded in July and August were well over the 15 percent threshold deemed “critical”, and, in some cases, higher than 50 percent, meaning more than half the children surveyed suffered from moderate or severe acute malnutrition.  See full story.

nigeria_woman_hungerbig20-month-old Ummi Mustafa and her mother, Maiduguri, Nigeria.  The latest red flag from FEWS NET draws particular attention to places like Banki Town and Bama in Borno State, where the threat of Boko Haram violence continues to limit movement and prevent humanitarian access.  Photo: © Credit: Guy Calaf/Action Against Hunger USA