Nigeria’s Forgotten Children

“We call on President Buhari to keep his word and investigate thoroughly the abuse and deaths at Giwa. It’s a death camp that must be closed. The fight against Boko Haram is no excuse to imprison children.”

– Aster Van Kregten, Senior Research Advisor for Nigeria

The previous government was astonishingly slow to respond to the Chibok girls’ abduction in the first place; President Buhari’s administration must now spare no efforts to bring them back, along with all the others who have been abducted.

The wider crisis has been neglected long enough. The response to the humanitarian needs of those affected by the conflict has not only been slow, but also inadequate.

The government and international community must not forget the children who suffer in silence in places like Giwa and the displacement camps in Borno, surrounded by tiny graves that shame us all.

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