Over 1.3 million children uprooted by Boko Haram violence
The number of children involved in ‘suicide’ attacks in Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and Niger has risen sharply over the past year, from 4 in 2014 to 44 in 2015. Released two years after the abduction of over 200 schoolgirls in Chibok, this report shows alarming trends in four countries affected by Boko Haram over the past two years. Beyond Chibok assesses the impact conflict has had on children in the four countries affected by Boko Haram. The report notes that nearly 1.3 million children have been displaced; about 1,800 schools are closed – either damaged, looted, burned down or used as shelter by displaced people; over 5,000 children were reported unaccompanied/separated from their parents.