Bono Visits Nigerian Refugee Camp to Highlight Malnutrition Dangers

The U2 frontman was joined by Africa's richest man to make a plea for aid.

By Hayden Wright

Bono and Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, stopped by a Nigerian refugee camp temporarily housing 2.3 million displaced people, to raise awareness about the human rights threat posed by Boko Haram.

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Dangote, who Bono describes as the “Bill Gates of Africa,” earned his fortune in commodities trading, but has partnered with the U2 frontman to share the plight of refugees with the world. A BBC camera crew sat down with the pair to discuss the challenges and immediate risks the crisis poses, particularly to children.

“It’s clear that the story of malnutrition is not getting out,” said Bono, in a plea for international aid. “There’s 50,000 children [who are] going to die by the end of the year if they don’t get what the UN are looking for—which is, I think, $300 million.”

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