Nearly half a million children around Lake Chad face "severe acute malnutrition" due to drought and a seven-year violent campaign by the armed group Boko Haram in northeastern Nigeria, UNICEF has warned.
Of the 475,000 deemed at risk, 49,000 in Nigeria's Borno state, Boko Haram's heartland, will die this year if they do not receive treatment, the UN children's agency said on Thursday.
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