A fire killed at least eight people and left 15,000 others without shelter after raging through a northeast Nigerian camp for people displaced by a war against terrorists, aid group Norwegian Refugee Council said on Saturday.
Northeast Nigeria is ground zero for one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises, sparked by a now decade-long conflict with Boko Haram and its splinter group Daesh West Africa Province.
Roughly 2 million people have been displaced by the war, often living in squalid camps with little food, shelter or medicine.
Some 6,000 children and more than 4,000 pregnant and nursing women were among those affected, the Council said.
In recent weeks, Nigerian and Chadian forces have launched an offensive against Daesh’s Lake Chad stronghold after being on the back for much of 2018 and early 2019.