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New MSF survey: Thousands of kids dying in northeast Nigeria

November 15, 2016
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FILE- In this Monday, Aug. 29, 2016, file photo, a mother feeds her malnourished child at a feeding centre run by Doctors Without Borders in Maiduguri, Nigeria. Thousands of children already have died of starvation and disease in Boko Haram-ravaged northeastern Nigeria, Doctors Without Borders said Tuesday quoting a new survey that is forcing Nigerian officials out of a state of denial. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba, File) (Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.) LAGOS, Nigeria – Thousands of children have died of starvation and disease in Boko Haram-ravaged northeastern Nigeria, Doctors Without Borders said Tuesday quoting a new survey that is forcing Nigerian officials to stop denying the crisis. The Paris-based organization hopes that official recognition of the calamity in which "thousands are dying every day" will help bring urgent aid before older children also start dying, Natalie Roberts, emergency program manager for northeast Nigeria, told The Associated Press. A survey of two refugee camps in the northeastern city of Maiduguri shows a quarter of the expected population of...

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