WFP delivers aid to more than one million people in NE Nigeria

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A child has a meal at a food distribution centre. UN Photo/Albert González Farran

More than one million people in conflict-affected areas of northeast Nigeria have received food aid or cash since the beginning of the month, the World Food Programme (WFP) reports.

The UN agency describes this achievement as a "milestone," but warns that it still lacks necessary funding to assist more people in need.

Northeast Nigeria has been devastated by years of insecurity due to the operations of the terrorist group Boko Haram, and WFP has ramped up efforts in the region.

Dianne Penn has been speaking to Sory Ouane, WFP Country Director for Nigeria.

Duration: 4'10"

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