Nigeria: Freed Boko Haram Captives Receive Aid
ICC Note: Hundreds of Nigerian women who were rescued from the area of Boko Haram’s last strongholds in the Sambisa Forest are in desperate need of help. These women have experienced untold psychological trauma, many have been sexually abused, and their children are malnourished and many. Christian women faced forced conversions to Islam, beatings, their husbands were murdered, and some were soon scheduled to be married off to Boko Haram fighters. Among the women being helped at the refugee camp in Yola, Nigeria in the northeast of the country, none of the girls from Chibok were identified.
5/6/15 Yola, Nigeria (BBC) – The group of nearly 300 women and girls who were freed from Boko Haram militants are being cared for at a refugee camp in north-eastern Nigeria.
Supplies such as clothes have been arriving for them, and many are receiving medical treatment.
The BBC’s Will Ross reports from inside the camp, where he says many remain traumatised from their time in captivity.