UNICEF responds to Nigeria’s north-east crisis
06 April 2017 | 10:15 am
Unicef plans to reach 3.9 million people with emergency primary healthcare services in north-east Nigeria this year, as a third of the health facilities in Borno State have been completely destroyed.
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