"We will see, I think, a famine unlike any we have ever seen anywhere," United Nations Assistant Secretary-General Toby Lanzer said in Brussels last week.
VICE News visited northeast Nigeria where thousands of children have completely disappeared, with their fates undocumented and their parents uncertain if they'd even accept them back.
Nigeria's Self-Styled Warriors: Meet the Vigilante Army Taking on the World's Deadliest Terror Group
VICE News met a commander of the Civilian JTF, a vigilante group formed in 2013 who have been instrumental in fighting Boko Haram militants and protecting Nigerian civilians from army abuses.
VICE News visited northeast Nigeria to meet some of the thousands of women who have been held captive and forced into marriages with Islamic militant group Boko Haram.
Parents and friends of the 219 missing girls kidnapped from a school in northeast Nigeria two years ago today have reacted with joy to video released today appearing to show some of them alive.
One of two girls found strapped with explosives in Cameroon on Friday claimed to be one of the schoolgirls from Nigeria kidnapped nearly two years ago, but it now looks increasingly unlikely.
At least 22 people were killed and another 18 wounded during a suspected Boko Haram attack at a mosque near the Borno state capital of Maiduguri.
The government issued a directive to increase security in the northern Nigeria camp, with the deadly attack just the latest to rock the country so far this year.
The militant group kidnapped more than 200 schoolgirls in northern Nigeria two years ago. In an interview with VICE on HBO correspondent Kaj Larsen, a commander for the group claims to know where they are being held.
The militants opened fire on residents, set fire to houses, and targeted a crowd with suicide bombers near the northeastern city of Maiduguri.
No group has yet claimed responsibility for Friday's violence but it is expected, as with previous bombings, that the extremist group Boko Haram is to blame.