Nigeria's violence has displaced 1.6 million in northeast, creating humanitarian crisis

December 2, 2014 7:45 AM

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Nigeria's violence has displaced 1.6 million in northeast, creating humanitarian crisis

In this photo taken Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014, Peter Fabian, centre, sits with villagers who fled the village of Gwoza, after an attack by Boko Haram, on arrival at the camp of internal displace people, in Yola, Nigeria. After the Nigerian government soldiers fled and the Islamic insurgents arrived in his village with guns blazing, Peter Fabian ran away along with dozens of others. “Our homes have been burned, our churches,” Fabian said. “Many of our brothers have been killed.” Fabian is among the most recent to join 1.6 million other Nigerians who have abandoned their homes amid attacks by Boko Haram, creating a humanitarian crisis in Arica’s most populous nation. ( AP Photo/Sunday Alamba) (The Associated Press)

In this photo taken Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014, people who fled the village of Gwoza, after an attack by Boko Haram, sit, at the camp of internal displace people, in Yola, Nigeria. After the Nigerian government soldiers fled and the Islamic insurgents arrived in his village with guns blazing, Peter Fab...

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