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What next for the millions uprooted by Boko Haram? – photo essay | The Guardian Over the course of nine years, the Boko Haram insurgency has fractured families and claimed lives across the Lake Chad region, causing untold suffering. Four photographers visited camps run by the Red Cross to document the impact of a conflict that has left 8 million people in dire need

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In Cameroon, a family dreams of the thousands of cows, sheep and goats its village used to have, inherited from their forebears. They dream of going home to the village they had to flee when Boko Haram moved in.

In Chad, cattle herders watch their animals die because they are unable to access fertile grazing on Lake Chad’s labyrinth of islands, now infiltrated by heavily armed insurgents.

In Nigeria, a woman learns to cope without her family in a camp run by the ICRC, trying to process the year of rape and abuse she escaped.

A displaced family who used to live on the lakeshore hears that a missing son has been seen in Niger, but has no way of contacting him.


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