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Surviving Boko Haram

When Boko Haram attacked Hadje Malloum’s village in Chad and killed her husband, she managed to flee with their 11 children. Haoua Abdoulay was pregnant when Boko Haram forced her to leave home. She traveled by foot for 5 days. After arriving in a village called Kaya, Haoua gave birth to her sixth child.

Fisherman Moussa Mai left everything behind when Boko Haram attacked his village. He traveled 4 days by boat and arrived in Kaya with nothing but the clothes he was wearing.

Fleeing Boko Haram

It was November 2014, market day in Damasak, a trading town in the northeastern Nigerian state of Borno, and Moustapha Korimi was selling rice he had harvested from his farm. Suddenly, thousands of people were running by him, fleeing for their lives. Boko Haram had attacked. 

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