Famine threatens pockets of northeast Nigeria ravaged by Boko Haram – analysts

Nigerian refugees, who fled from their village into Niger following Boko Haram attacks

By Kieran Guilbert

DAKAR  – Ravaged by years of violence, controlled by the Islamist militant group and cut off from aid could be facing famine, food analysts said on Friday.

Around three million people in the northeast have been identified as urgently needing food and other humanitarian aid, but the situation could be far more severe, according to the U.S.-based Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET).

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