Internal conflict in Nigeria

As a result of the continuous violence in Northeast Nigeria, 192,000 people have fled to Chad, Cameroon, and Niger. Although the Nigerian government is working to address the crisis, the conflict with Boko Haram continues. Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa and 92% of the population lives on less than two dollars a day. In Northeastern Nigeria, an estimated 24.5 million people live under continuous attack by Boko Haram. As of June 2015, over 1.2 million people were displaced within the country; 13% of internally displaced persons live in government run camps, official or unofficial camps, or transit centers, as they cannot return to their host communities.38 These dynamics impede access to reproductive health services. In 2013, the total fertility rate was 6.0 children per woman and the maternal mortality ratio was 560 deaths per 100,000 live births.39

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