• Crisis Severity ?
    4.1
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Impact ?
    3.4
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Humanitarian Conditions ?
    4.5
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Complexity ?
    3.9
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Access Constraints ?
    3.0
    No constraints
    Extreme constraints

Key figures

  • 9,876,000 People in Need [?]

Overview

29/11/2019

The Boko Haram crisis began in 2009 in Nigeria and a few years later spread to neighboring Niger, Chad and Cameroon. Ongoing violence is caused by both Boko Haram attacks and the counter-insurgency operations, undertaken by Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF). The MNJTF was created in 1998 and reactivated in 2012. A MNJTF regional counter-insurgency operation was launched in February 2019.? Among other tasks, the MNJTF is mandated to conduct ‘counter-terrorism’ operations in Lake Chad Basin region.? The regional crisis has caused internal and cross-border displacement, physical destruction, and has exacerbated the food insecurity in the region.

Ten years into the Boko Haram insurgency, violence persists in northeast Nigeria and the Lake Chad region in 2019. Read more about the Boko Haram regional crisis in the ACAPS Humanitarian Perspectives 2019/2020 Report.

 

Latest Developments

02/10/2019

No significant recent humanitarian developments. This crisis is being monitored by our analysis team.