Thursday, February 16, 2017 10:43 AM
Famine threat looms as children starve in Boko Haram-hit northeast Nigeria
By Kieran Guilbert MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Slumped in his mother's lap in a health clinic in northeast Nigeria, three-year-old Hassan was too drained to cry or protest as the nurse wrapped a tape measure tightly around his arm. After weeks of fever, vomiting and diarrhoea - telltale signs of malnutrition - his gaunt face and glazed eyes were listless despite his mother's efforts to coax him into eating from a packet of nutritious peanut-based paste. "I'm scared we'll end up coming back ...