Many children have actually gone through severe grave violations including forced recruitment, as well as being used as suicide bombers. Women as well as girls have actually been trafficked, raped, abducted as well as by forcibly married. Schools have actually been assaulted, appropriated, ruined or made use of as sanctuary by displaced family members. The problem is exacting a heavy toll on youngsters, influencing not merely their wellness as well as their safety and security however additionally their accessibility to fundamental health and wellness, education and learning, nourishment as well as social services.
With water levels starting to fall, the Nigeria-based armed group is seizing the opportunity to cross over the Komadougou River, into Niger from Nigeria. As the river continues to dry up in April and May, we expect to see an increase in violence in the Diffa region. Both refugees and internally displaced people are affected by the insecurity, fleeing attacks and also fleeing to safer locations ahead of attacks.
These images are courtesy of Unicef act as a reminder of a huge crisis that many have forgotten and of the people that have to live with it.
source: Mail & Guardian Africa