UN, Others Seek Help For Displaced Boko Haram Victims
The UN, Chad, Niger and Cameroon appealed on Friday for help for millions of people in the Lake Chad Basin region forced to flee the violence of Boko Haram and hit with repeated droughts and floods that have brought malnutrition and disease.
But while the radical Islamist militants operate out of Nigeria and UN aid chief Stephen O'Brien said that is where most people have been displaced by their attacks, Nigeria did not send anyone to the UN event.
US and EU diplomats said they were disappointed that Nigeria did not attend the event chaired by O'Brien on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.
The Nigerian UN mission was not immediately available to comment on its absence.