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Resilience in the Face of Terrorism: Victims’ Voices from Cameroon

When Boko Haram came for her family, Wala Matari dressed her sons as girls, hoping to stop them being recruited by the terrorist group. Wala, from northern Cameroon, is just one of millions of people who have been dis...


Refugees flee Boko Haram

Tens of thousands of Nigerian men women and children have found refuge in Cameroon as they flee Boko Haram attacks in their country. In Goura, North-East Cameroon, the United Nations have provided basic shelter, huma...


Northeast Nigeria: Extremism and the Struggle to Rebuild

[21st Century, Episode 129] In north-eastern Nigeria and the Lake Chad region, eight years into the insurgency by extremist group Boko Haram, the humanitarian crisis is one of the most severe in the world today. 8.5...


YEAR IN REVIEW – 2015 (Short Version)

United Nations - The "UN Year in Review 2015" remembers once more the daunting challenges the United Nations faced in its 70th anniversary year - and yet it gives a glimpse of what can be achieved, when we all work to...


Families flee from Boko Haram

United Nations - Attacks by Boko Haram have forced thousands of families to flee the violence in north-eastern Nigeria, seeking refuge in neighbouring Cameroon and Chad. Most have damaging memories of the carnage and...