1.47 Million Children Forced to Flee Conflict in Nigeria, Region
Posted by feww on September 20, 2015
Child refugee crisis in Nigeria, neighboring countries
Deadly attacks by the armed group Boko Haram has uprooted 500,000 children since March 2015, bringing the total number of children on the run in northeast Nigeria and neighboring countries to about 1.47 million, reported UNICEF.
Nearly 1.2 million children—over half of them under 5 years old—have been uprooted in northern Nigeria, while an additional 265,000 children have been forced to flee their homes in Cameroon, Chad and Niger, said the report.
- More than 124,000 children affected by the conflict have NOT been immunized against measles.
- At least 83,000 still lack access to safe water
- Over 208,000 are out of school.