Boko Haram UN says people rescued from sect are suffering

The disclosure was made by former UN Deputy Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Mohamed Safieldin.

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People who were rescued after being held captive by Boko Haram, sit as they wait for medical treatment at a camp near Mubi, northeast Nigeria October 29, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer play People who were rescued after being held captive by Boko Haram, sit as they wait for medical treatment at a camp near Mubi, northeast Nigeria October 29, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer
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The United Nations (UN) has said that people living in areas rescued from Boko Haram are in need of humanitarian aid.

According to the organization, the situation in Nigeria’s North-East is a “real humanitarian crisis.”

The disclosure was made by former UN Deputy Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Mohamed Safieldin.

“You cannot imagine the level of physical destruction of all the basic facilities such as hospitals, water supply system, schools and the homes of the individual poor people,” Safieldin said.

“It is a real humanitarian crisis in terms of the number and availability of humanitarian aid at the moment. The available humanitarian aid at the moment is inadequate, whether it is coming from the government or the international community.

“About 90 per cent of the IDPs live in host communities in Maiduguri and other urban and rural areas and they have been suffering— they do not have enough food, medical care and shelter,” he added.

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Some of the areas involved are Bama, Damboa, Monguno, Konduga, Dikwa, Gwoza, Pulka, and Banki in Borno state.

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