Women carry relief food stuffs distributed to them for Ramadan at the Internal Displace Peoples camp at Maraban Jos, Kaduna, Nigeria June 12, 2016. REUTERS/Stringer
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The number of people in northeast Nigeria who need food aid could nearly double within a month, as the Boko Haram insurgency and economic pressures intensify suffering, the U.N. said Friday.A crisis fueled by years of radical Islamist violence has left more than three million people in the northeast "in a state of moderate or severe food insecurity," said Bettina Luescher, spokeswoman for the U.N.'s World Food Program. Boko Haram has been blamed for some 20,000 deaths and displacing more than 2.6 million people since 2009 .
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