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As Europe Considers Asylum Policy, World's Poorest Teach Us Lessons of Humanity

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Toby Lanzer

Two years into Boko Haram's brutal cycle of violence, what could well become Africa's largest displacement crisis is now unravelling across the Lake Chad Basin, straddling Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria. Already over 2.5 million people have been forced from their homes. Violence has disrupted the childhood of over 1.4 million boys and girls, uprooted from their homes and schools. Those who ran for their lives did not have the means, nor the force, to go very far. They are hosted by their very neighbors, who count amongst the world's worst-off communities.

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