Increasingly severe Boko Haram attacks have triggered massive population displacements within Nigeria and across its borders into Cameroon, Chad and Niger.
The insurgents have also carried out raids in the neighbouring countries, sparking secondary displacements. Countries in the sub-region have deployed forces to tackle the insurgents. The scope and complexity of the humanitarian crisis that has emerged around the Lake Chad region is being amplified by the increased militarisation of the region, retaliatory insurgent attacks and the worsening plight of host communities.
- UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
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