Women mourn the death of one of the aid workers who were executed by Islamist militants, in the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri, Nigeria July 23, 2020.
REUTERS/Kolawole AdewaleABUJA, June 24 (Reuters) - Northeast Nigeria's conflict with Islamist insurgencies had killed nearly 350,000 people as of the end of 2020, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) said on Thursday.
Nigeria's war with Islamist insurgencies Boko Haram and Islamic State's West Africa Province has spawned one of the world's worst humanitarian crises, with millions of people dependent on aid.
Children younger than five account for more than nine out of 10 of those killed, with 170 dying every day, the UNDP said.
"Destruction and displacement have set back development in the region by decades, and continued conflict will only further scar the region," the UNDP said.
insurgencies, Paul Carsten, Felix Onuah
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