Sahel Operation: Nigeria Crisis (As of 15 August 2013)

from UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Published on 15 Aug 2013 View Original

Situation overview

Following the crisis in northeastern Nigeria, exacerbated by the declaration of the state of emergency in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa States on 14 May 2013, more than 17,000 people, mainly women, children and elderly people have been forced to flee inside Nigeria or seek refuge in neighbouiring countries (Niger, Cameroon and Chad).