Past eventInvitation Only

Nigeria’s Boko Haram Crisis: Abductions and Responses

13 May 2014 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

House of Commons


Debbie Ariyo OBE, Chief Executive, Africans Unite Against Child Abuse (AFRUCA)
Elizabeth Donnelly, Assistant Head and Research Fellow, Africa Programme, Chatham House
Chair: Meg Hillier MP, Chair, All Party Parliamentary Group on Nigeria



More than 230 girls were abducted from their school in Borno State, north-eastern Nigeria, on 14 April. More than three weeks later, most of the children are still missing. Boko Haram recently claimed responsibility for the attack, to growing international condemnation.

An abduction of such scale, set against ongoing Boko Haram-related violence in Nigeria’s north east and reports of further child abductions, is drawing growing international focus and calls for action. This meeting will explore the nature of the crisis, its implications and policy options for addressing the situation, for both Nigeria and its international partners.

Attendance at this event is by invitation only.

For more information, please contact Katherine Lawson