Stories of children forcibly recruited by Boko Haram in northeast Nigeria
At least 65,000 children released from armed forces and groups over the last 10 years, UNICEF
A major humanitarian crisis is unfolding in northeast Nigeria, where violence and destruction have caused huge population displacements, left hundreds of thousands of children trapped in areas that are inaccessible to humanitarian assistance because of insecurity, and led to a dramatic increase in malnutrition. Read more:
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