Children at risk in Nigeria due to lead poisoning from gold mines

Lead poisoning has killed hundreds of children in Nigeria, with treating them made difficult by violence.

by

    Lead used in northwest Nigeria's gold mines is threatening the lives of thousands of children there, according to health officials.

    Hundreds died since the first case was reported nearly a decade ago.

    And a rise in violent attacks by armed gangs and kidnappers is hampering efforts to help them.

    Al Jazeera's Ahmed Idris reports from Abare in northwest Nigeria.


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Cricket World Cup 2019 Quiz: How many runs can you score?

    Cricket World Cup 2019 Quiz: How many runs can you score?

    Pick your team and answer as many correct questions in three minutes.

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia and a coalition of Arab states have launched more than 19,278 air raids across Yemen.

    Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?

    Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?

    No, it wasn't because of WMDs, democracy or Iraqi oil. The real reason is much more sinister than that.