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Supply Chain Management for Humanitarians by Ira Haavisto, Karen Spens, Gyöngyi Kovács

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9.6

Boko Haram

The security and supply chain management challenges of providing relief

RICHARD OLORUNTOBA

University of Newcastle, Australia

Introduction and background

This chapter is concerned with the current status of internally displaced persons (IDPs) and refugees arising from the insurgent activities of Boko Haram, an Islamic terror organization operating mostly at the north-eastern tip of Nigeria. The chapter begins with an overview summary of major religious and political conflict in Nigeria. It describes Boko Haram as an organization, and describes its insurgent activities that have resulted in displacement of significant numbers of people, and attendant large-scale socioeconomic disruption. The chapter then provides an analysis of ...

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