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Convoy attack forces UN to stop aid to Borno 



The United Nations has announced that it has temporarily stopped delivery of aid materials in Borno State.
The suspension comes after Thursday’s attack on a humanitarian convoy that was returning to Maiduguri after delivering aid materials in Bama.
The suspension was announced by the United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF on Thursday.
“The United Nations has temporarily suspended humanitarian assistance missions pending review of the security situation,” the UNICEF statement said.
Unknown gunmen had attacked the convoy on their way back to Maiduguri, injuring a UNICEF employee and an International Organisation for Migration, IOM, contractor.
UNICEF had earlier in the month painted a gory picture of the situation of children in Borno State, saying nearly 250,000 children in Borno suffer from life-threatening malnourishment and around one in five will die if they do not receive treatment.
Medecins Sans Frontieres, MSF, also disclosed on Wednesday that severely malnourished children were dying in large numbers in the northeast as food supplies are close to running out.
By Timothy Enietan-Matthews

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