By Musa Na Annabi
Sokoto—The Medicine Sans Frontières, MSF (Doctors Without Boarders) has alerted the Federal Government over the growing influx of malnourished children in North-West part of the country.
MSF, which is an international humanitarian group, said its personnel were working hard to bring to light the cases of malnutrition among children in North-West Nigeria.
The humanitarian group said it had raised a similar alarm about the unprecedented influx of malnourished children in its nutrition centre in Maiduguri, Borno State.
This time, according to the statement, MSF is communicating on the North-West part of the country, where MSF is working on nutrition in five states.
The group further said a large part of the population in northern Nigeria was chronically vulnerable to food and nutrition insecurity.
It highlighted a combination of many factors, including escalating violence, disruption of access to farming and livelihoods, as reason responsible for the growing health and nutrition crisis in the North-West Nigeria.
Other factors, according to the International NGO, are widespread displacement and soaring food prices that are largely overlooked by the international humanitarian stakeholders.
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