Maroua, 28 January 2015 (IRIN) - More than half a million people in Cameroon’s Far North region are in need of urgent food aid, the government says, as attacks by militant group Boko Haram have forced farmers to abandon their fields, shut down local markets, and halted the movement of people and goods.

Food security, particularly along the border, is getting worse due to the regular arrival of Nigerian refugees, who often rely on host communities for food. 

“Unless something is done t...


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