More than 40,000 children are at risk of dying in the North East, according to the World Health Organisation.
This is due to the combined threat of acute malnutrition and medical complications.
According to the WHO’s report, the destruction of many health facilities and the killing of several health workers in the region makes response to health emergencies difficult.
W.H.O added that malaria, acute respiratory infections and diarrhea are the leading causes of illness among internally displaced persons, especially women and children, along with high level of acute malnutrition.
The organisation appealed for more healthcare facilities and health workers, to aid prompt response to health emergency cases in the region.