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Sunday, February 21, 2016

How 450 Nigerian children displaced by #BokoHaram died of malnutrition #HNNTerror

Internally Displaced Persons

About 450 children died of malnutrition in 28 Internally Displaced Persons’ camps in Borno state in 2015, an official has said.

The Executive Director of the Board of the Borno Emergency Management Agency, Sule Mele, disclosed this on Sunday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Maiduguri.

Mr. Mele said the victims were aged between one and five years.

He said more than 209,577 children were screened for various illnesses, including malnutrition, malaria, diarrhoea and vomiting.

According to him, about 6,444 severe cases of malnutrition were recorded in the camps, 25,511 have mild to moderate symptoms, while 177,622 among them were not malnourished.

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