Since launching its insurgency in Nigeria, Boko Haram has killed, wounded, and dislocated millions of people. Villages have been destroyed and crops ruined, leaving families with no way to provide for their own basic needs. Internally displaced persons (IDP) camps are overflowing. Christians are an especially vulnerable population in Nigeria. We may never know the exact level of damage inflicted by Boko Haram, but it is necessary to bring continued relief.
12/28/2016 Nigeria (Christian Today) - Hunger, terror and destitution are afflicting many millions of people in Nigeria in a huge crisis that remains largely hidden from the world, Christian Aid has warned.
The horror in the north-east of the country has unfolded since the Boko Haram terrorist insurgency began. Extremists have attacked villages, looting and burning homes and crops and murdering and maiming people.
Some 14 million people now need help, of whom four million are in desperate need of food, according to international charities.
The scale of the crisis in north-east Nigeria is exceeded only by those in Syria, Yemen and South Sudan.
At least 1.8 million people have fled their homes and fields to escape the violence, most of whom are sharing the homes of others who have given them refuge.