Conflict in North-East Nigeria ‘has created a humanitarian tragedy’

Tens of thousands of civilians in North-East Nigeria continue to flee their homes, as armed conflict in the region worsens.

Clashes between Nigerian government forces and armed groups in late December led to civilians fleeing their homes in ever-greater numbers, heading to already-congested camps, or sites for internally displaced people.

Conner Lennon from UN News says that in recent weeks, more than 30,000 internally displaced people have arrived in the state capital Maiduguri.

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