Child Victims of Boko Haram
October 16, 2017
by Paolo Pellegrin
Since 2009, ISIL-affiliate Boko Haram’s violent campaigns in Nigeria, Chad, Niger and Cameroon have resulted in approximately 20,000 deaths and the displacement of more than 2 million people. Among the survivors are thousands of children who now suffer from psychological trauma resulting from their experiences; they witnessed massacres, were abducted, starved, raped, and beaten. Though some of these victims are able to receive therapy at refugee camps, the majority have re-entered communities unequipped to provide sufficient care.
On assignment for TIME, Paolo Pellegrin traveled to Nigeria and photographed some of these tormented youths.
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