UN to Reduce Aid Operations in Borno, Nigeria After Attacks

The United Nations has condemned attacks on its facilities and on aid workers in the troubled area of Damasak in Borno State, allegedly by members of the Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP), a faction of Boko Haram. During the attack, compounds belonging to multiple relief agencies and warehouses containing humanitarian stock, were looted and set alight. This is the second attack targeting humanitarian staff in the past two months. Damasak has repeatedly been targeted by ISWAP militants who have made several attempts to overrun a military outpost outside the town. Due to worsening security conditions, humanitarian workers in Nigeria are struggling to provide aid. President Muhammadu Buhari reshuffled the military command this year, raising hopes of a shift in strategy to end the conflict that has killed 36,000 people and forced around two million to flee their homes.

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