Briefing Paper

Surviving Boko Haram: Why Children under Five Matter

There is a dearth of accurate health and mortality information coming out of those areas of Nigeria and Cameroon most affected by Boko Haram. This has led to gaps in understanding the full correlation between armed conflict and the health of children between birth and five years old. Efforts should be redoubled to understand and address the health and development needs of children under five in order to mitigate this humanitarian crisis and strive for better early childhood development outcomes.