18 heartbreaking drawings by children caught up in the Boko Haram conflict

This week marks one year since more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls were abducted by Boko Haram, the Islamist militant group whose name translates as "western education is forbidden".

A new report by the UN children's agency has revealed around 800,000 children have been forced to flee their homes as a result of the conflict in north-east Nigeria.

To highlight the plight of these children Unicef is using Snapchat to share images of drawings from children affected by the conflict in Nigeria, Chad, Niger and Cameroon.

Here are some of the children's drawings:


Peter, 15, was separated from his family in Nigeria during an attack but is able to speak with them by phone. He is now a refugee in Chad misses the landscape and the animals at home. The environment in Chad is very different from that in Nigeria. He drew a wild pig, an elephant, a lion, a snake and a rabbit.

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