Lagos - The Food and Agricultural
Organisation (FAO) has added Nigeria to the list of countries requiring outside
help to feed their own populations.
This is an indication of the worsening crisis sparked by
the Boko Haram terror.
In its report released on Thursday, FAO noted Nigeria,
home to Africa's largest economy and population, needed external help due to
large-scale internal displacement of people stemming from ongoing conflict in
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The global organization pointed out this has led to
increased number of refugees and food insecurity in neighboring Cameroon, Chad
About 3,4 million people, mostly in the states of Borno
and Yobe, are estimated to be in need of food assistance, FAO said. The states
are worst affected by the Boko Haram sect.
Titled, Crop Prospects and Food Situation Report, the
presentation bemoaned Drought linked to El Niño and civil conflict have pushed
the number of countries currently in need of external food assistance up to 37
The new edition adds Haiti, Nigeria and Papua
- CAJ News