Boko Haram’s bloody insurgency made at least two million Nigerians homeless in their own country. As large swathes of the northeast remain no-go areas, UNHCR and other partners are providing vital aid, including bedding and cooking utensils to those driven into internal exile.
Dalori camp, just outside Maiduguri, north eastern Nigeria, is populated by at least 15,000 people made homeless in fighting between Boko Haram insurgents and the Nigerian army. A former army training centre, Dalori was opened in March 2015. The majority of its residents come from the town of Bama, south east of Maiduguri. Bama has been attacked by Boko Haram, particularly badly in late 2014, but was subsequently re-taken by the Nigerian army. UNHCR / JOSEPH MBAHON
A total of 2.5 million Nigerians have been made homeless by the insurgency. A few hundred thousand have fled to neighbouring countries but the vast majority are internally displaced inside Nigeria, like here in Dalori camp, near the city of Maiduguri. Borno’s capital is the epicentre of the unrest and the consequent homelessness crisis. UNHCR / JOSEPH MBAHON
People who found refuge in Dalori escaped Boko Haram violence in late 2014. Women queue up every day to collect water from one of the reservoirs installed in the camp. UNHCR / JOSEPH MBAHON