The total number of children forced to flee Boko Haram's Islamic insurgency in Nigeria and neighboring countries reached 1.4 million, said UNICEF.

Around 500,000 children were displaced in the last five months alone after a sharp increase in attacks by Boko Haram Islamists in northeastern Nigeria and neighboring countries.

“Each of these children running for their lives is a childhood cut short,” said Manuel Fontaine, UNICEF Regional Director for West and Central Africa. “It’s truly alarmi...

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