Up to 200 children could die in a day in north-eastern Nigeria due to the ongoing conflict in the country, a humanitarian agency warned.
Almost half of all children under five years of age are severely malnourished, international charity Save the Children reported on Monday. They screened the health of children from June to October of this year and came to the conclusion of malnourishment.
The result could get worse as there are areas which are unreachable in the state and current situation doesn't bode well for them too.
According to Aljazeera, the Save the Children country director Ben Foot said, "Children are presenting in desperate conditions and facing severe malnutrition, often in combination with other life-threatening diseases like pneumonia, malaria and diarrhoea".
Violent attacks on civilians since 2009 by an armed group Boko Haram have affected almost 15 million lives in North-eastern Nigeria, the World Health Organisation said.
Almost 2.2 million people have shifted their homes in the region, while up to 7 million are in need of humanitarian assistance and roughly 3 million people are living in remote areas which are practically impossible to reach, an astounding stat which can give goosebumps to anybody.
According to DW, UN has claimed that more than 80,000 people will die without even getting any assistance from funds or the charity. Further, the UN has requested $739 million to provide much-needed assistance. Assistant general-secretary Toby Lanzer has appealed for funds to help these endangered population.
However, they've received $197 million, which is way below the commitments from various governments and international helping organisations.
Nigerian military have removed the Boko Haram group from several of it's strong holds, allowing humanitarian and charity works to process nicely in affected areas.
More than 6 million are described as "food insecure" across the lake in Chad, UN figures suggested.
It's a very peculiar situation and needs to be perfectly dealt with, the assault has been taking place since 2009 so it is pretty evident that severe actions have not been taken and needs a quick turnaround to save many lives in Nigeria.