Even around 'safe' UN camps, females who forage for food and firewood are targeted by lurking soldiers. 'You cannot change the actions of an illiterate army by the stroke of a pen,' says rebel spokesman.
Millions in South Sudan and Somalia are at risk, according to sophisticated tracking models and data collected this year on crops, livestock, markets, and stockpiles. But early warning doesn't always mean action.
UN compounds initially provided safe haven for civilians as conflict broke out. But now overcrowded and within conflict zones, they have become places where refugees confront predatory behavior, violence, and lack of sanitation.
Parents of kidnapped girls snubbed a long-anticipated meeting with President Jonathan. Meanwhile, a Boko Haram militant, Ababukar Shekau releases a video that taunts hashtag group Bring Back Our Girls.