Nigeria Humanitarian Crisis

Nigeria military advances uncover vast humanitarian needs

Gains against Boko Haram expose catastrophic levels of suffering for hundreds of thousands of people, many beyond humanitarian reach for months or years.


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1.8 million displaced people people within Nigeria since 2009

488,000 highly vulnerable people in critical condition

187,000 Nigerians crossed the border to flee insecurity

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