Emergency Situations Nigeria (Boko Haram)

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Summary

The crisis in northeast Nigeria is caused by an internal armed conflict, with the islamic terrorist group Boko Haram operating in the region since 2014. As a result, the region has experienced massive displacement, with over 2 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the northeast, as well as 304,966 Nigerian refugees fleeing to Chad, Cameroon and Niger on January 31, 2021 (UNHCR). 

The living conditions of IDPs are dreadful, characterised by irregular and inadequate distribution of food, crude shelters, and poor health and sanitation services. 

Despite the return of Nigerian IDPs and refugees to accessible areas, the crisis remains critical.

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