U.S. Department of State Official Blog
POSTED BY LUISA HOLLAND
JULY 27, 2015
In recent years, Boko Haram has captured headlines around the world. They have terrorized communities in northern Nigeria, as well as in neighboring Cameroon, Chad, and Niger through a deadly series of bombings, kidnappings, and raids that have claimed more than 10,000 lives and caused more than a million people to flee from their homes and seek refuge. Under a new joint U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Defense initiative, the Global Security Contingency Fund (GSCF) is partnering with African nations to step up the regional fight against Boko Haram.