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Nigeria: Sharp increase in food prices caused by COVID-19 raises fear of hunger

October 17, 2020

Download logoThe International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has seen an increase in malnutrition rates among children in nutrition centres it supports in Nigeria. The number of children treated by the outpatient nutrition program grew by 20%, while the number of severe malnutrition cases rose by 10%, compared to the same period last year.

The rise in the number of patients was registered despite the ICRC putting on hold its community outreach program due to the pandemic. The outreach pro

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Source : African Media Agency (AMA)

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