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The International Committee of the Red Cross, ICRC, has revealed that it has treated over 13,000 children under the age of five suffering from severe acute malnutrition in North East Nigeria.
The Paris-based medical charity, Medicines San Frontieres, MSF has again raised the alarm over the humanitarian crisis in the North east of Nigeria, saying that thousands of children below the age of five are dying daily of starvation and disease.
Borno State Government said it is set to discharge more than 2000 children who are being treated for severe acute malnutrition at the Borno State Nursery Village.
Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, in Borno State, have narrated how officials in various IDP camps continuously steal and sell food meant for them.
The United Nations International Children’s Education Fund, UNICEF, has said that an estimated 400,000 children under five of age are at risk of acute malnutrition in Northeastern Nigeria due to the ongoing Boko Haram crisis.
The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, has denied incidences of “severe acute malnutrition” at Internally Displaced Persons, IDP, camps in the Northeast, as alleged by an International Humanitarian Non-Governmental Organsation, Medecin San Frontiers, MSF, also known as Doctors Without Borders.