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Boko Haram Attacks

Media Contact

Michael Stulman, Regional Information Officer for West and Central Africa

Background

Since 2009, Boko Haram attacks in Nigeria, Niger, Chad and Cameroon, include planting bombs in public places, abducting women and girls, forcefully conscripting young men and boys, and destroying villages and towns.

The effects of this violence have been widespread, and the need for urgent humanitarian assistance is escalating.

At least 10 million people in the region need food, shelter, clean water and other basic necessities because of Boko Haram attacks.

The majority of displaced people are seeking refuge in local communities, putting a strain on already vulnerable host families coping with the effects of climate change and poverty.

CRS Response

PROVIDING LIVE-SAVING ASSISTANCE:

Locations of CRS emergency activities

CRS is providing urgent, lifesaving assistance in Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria, including food, water, sanitation, and shelter.

We help survivors get back on their feet. We then give people the tools and skills they need to manage their own recovery. We are helping communities to improve the quality of their land to increase harvests, build or improve things like latrines and water-points, establish savings and start businesses. Much of this is done through training or in exchange for cash.

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Experts Available for Interviews 

To arrange for an interview with any of our experts, contact Michael Stulman

  • Rebecca Hallam Bassey, CRS Country Representative in Nigeria
  • Ali Abdoulaye, CRS country representative in Niger
  • Brenden Williams, CRS Head of Programs in Cameroon

 

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