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Nigeria: Humanitarian chief visits Borno

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Women and girls staying at the reception centre in GSSSS IDP Camp, in Bama, Borno State, Nigeria, on 13 September 2019. © OCHA/Leni Kinzli

The UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mark Lowcock, this week visited Borno in north-east Nigeria to review the deteriorating humanitarian situation.

“Ten years of conflict and violence perpetrated by Boko Haram and other non-State armed groups have devastated communities. In my visits to Borno in September 2017 and October 2018, I met many of the ordinary people who have been the victims of this crisis,” said Mr. Lowcock.

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