Nigeria's Buhari appeals to world for aid

During his UN address, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari said that devastation created by Boko Haram had been compounded with climate changeNigerian President Muhammadu Buhari appealed Friday for the international community to help relieve the growing humanitarian disaster triggered by the Boko Haram insurgency in a plea for aid at the UN General Assembly. Warnings about food shortages caused by the conflict in the country’s northeast and the broader Lake Chad region have intensified in recent months, with humanitarian organisations cautioning of a looming famine. Speaking in New York, Buhari said that the devastation wrought by Boko Haram had been compounded by climate change.

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