International Justice

CJ354 Endicott College

A New Threat in Nigeria

Nigeria is currently suffering, what is believed to be, the world’s largest humanitarian disaster. It is “a famine unlike any we have ever seen.” Over three million people have been internally displaced, two million of which are still inaccessible to government agencies wishing to provide aid. However, even those individuals living in areas of the region that have been allegedly “liberated” from the insurgents are not receiving the amount of aid required for their own survival, let alone their children. But the suffering has been compounded by institutional failures i.e. the UN’s fatal underestimation of the scale of this disaster. And now that the world has realized the country’s own state authorities are not equipped to handle it alone, it has been nearly impossible to catch up.

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