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WFP Warns Boko Haram Has Created Food Crisis

The U.N. food agency is warning of an acute food shortage for people in Nigeria and the surrounding region who are fleeing Islamic Boko Haram militants. The World Food Program says nearly a half million people are facing a food crisis in Nigeria and bordering countries. It says in Niger and Cameroon, malnutrition rates surpass the 15 percent emergency threshold, with some areas near the Nigerian border having malnutrition rates as high as 35 percent. Violence by Boko Haram militants in...

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