Human Rights Watch accuses Nigeria Army of threatening aid workers' safety

Wed Mar 4th, 2020 - Adamawa

Human Rights Watch on Wednesday accused the Nigeria Army of threatening the safety and effectiveness of aid workers in northeast Nigeria.

“Aid agencies are unable to respond effectively to the crisis in northeastern Nigeria due to worsening insecurity and stifling operational requirements imposed by military and civilian authorities,” Human Rights Watch said in a statement.

“Such restrictions give the impression that the organizations are not independent, making them vulnerable to attacks by Boko Haram.”

With 1.8 million people internally displaced and over 7 million people in need of urgent life-saving assistance, as a result of the 10-year insurgency by Boko Haram, the humanitarian crisis in northeastern Nigeria’s Borno, Adamawa, and Yobe states is rated among the world’s most severe.




source: Guardian