Europe ignores Nigeria humanitarian crisis at its peril, warns top UN official

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from The Guardian
Published on 31 Jan 2017 View Original

UN assistant secretary general Toby Lanzer says urgent aid to help stabilise communities in the Lake Chad region is also in Europe’s broader interests.

The humanitarian crisis in northern Nigeria has implications that Europe can ill afford to ignore, according to a top UN official. Nigeria was the third largest source of migrants crossing the Mediterranean in 2016.

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