Millions at risk from African famine worsened by Boko Haram -UN

Millions at risk from African famine worsened by Boko Haram -UNBy Gwladys Fouche OSLO (Reuters) – Aid agencies must get food to close to 3 million people by July to avert a famine in Africa’s Lake Chad region caused by drought, chronic poverty and Islamist insurgents Boko Haram, the United Nations said on Friday as it launched a funding appeal. The United Nations, which says it needs $ 1.5 billion in humanitarian aid for the region this year, had previously raised $ 19 million towards this target. The presence of Boko Haram militants has prevented farmers from planting crops or accessing Lake Chad to provide water for their animals.



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