People in need of food in north-east Nigeria doubles to 4.5m

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On 12 August 2016 internally displaced children waiting for ready-to-use therapeutic food (RUTF) distribution in Banki IDP camp, Borno state, northeast Nigeria. Photo: UNICEF/Andrew Esiebo

The number of people in need of urgent food assistance in north-eastern Nigeria has doubled to 4.5 million according to the UN World Food Programme or WFP.

The region has been badly affected by the ongoing insurgency by militants belonging to the Boko Haram group.

And there are fears that a million more people will join the ranks of the hungry in the West African country.

Daniel Dickinson reports.

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