Nigeria violence disrupts food aid for Niger, warns WFP

Young girls eating a midday meal. Photo: WFP/Phil Behan

Violence linked to Boko Haram insurgents in northern Nigeria has spilled over into neighbouring countries Niger, Chad and Cameroon, hampering humanitarian aid deliveries.

Worst-hit is Niger, according to World Food Programme, which says the country has 125,000 refugees and returnees scattered over more than 140 locations.

In Diffa region the population has almost doubled since the middle of last year, the UN agency says, putting what it describes as "enormous pressure" on the drought-hit area.

WFP's Elisabeth Byrs outlined the problems to Daniel Johnson.

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