Níger

Niger and Boko Haram: Beyond Counter-insurgency

The struggle against Boko Haram in south-eastern Niger is increasingly sharpening local conflicts over access to resources. There is no military solution to this insurgency, and the authorities should instead put the emphasis on demobilising militants, solving local conflicts, reinvigorating the economy and restoring public services.

https://d2071andvip0wj.cloudfront.net/245-le-niger-face-a-boko-haram-au-dela-de-la-contre-insurrection.PDF

 

Watchmen of Lake Chad: Vigilante Groups Fighting Boko Haram

Report Nº  244 / Africa. Regional armies in the Lake Chad basin deploy vigilantes to sharpen campaigns against Boko Haram insurgents. But using these militias creates risks as combatants turn to communal violence and organised crime. Over the long term they must be disbanded or regulated.

https://d2071andvip0wj.cloudfront.net/244-watchmen-of-lake-chad-vigilante-groups-fighting-boko-haram.pdf

Children on the move, Children left behind. Uprooted or trapped by Boko Haram

A major humanitarian crisis is unfolding in Africa’s Lake Chad Basin, where violence and destruction have caused huge population displacements, left hundreds of thousands of children trapped behind conflict lines and led to a dramatic increase in malnutrition.

http://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/Children_on_the_Move_Children_Left_Behind.PDF