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MAP: What Boko Haram is doing to Nigeria | The Washington Post

BY ISHAAN THAROOR

nigeria-boko-haram-idmcAlthough the abduction of some 200 schoolgirls by the extremist militant group Boko Haram drew the world’s attention to Nigeria, much of the mayhem caused by the group’s bloody insurgency has been overlooked. A report released Thursday by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC), an agency affiliated with the Norwegian Refugee Council that documents the numbers of those made refugees within their own countries, says Boko Haram-linked violence has forced about 250,000 Nigerians to flee their homes in the past 10 months alone.

Nigeria has Africa’s largest internally displaced population and ranks third in the world behind Syria and Colombia.

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