Beninese-American actor and Oxfam global ambassador, Djimon Hounsou, is currently in North East Nigeria visiting victims of Boko Haram violence.
The actor who arrived Lagos, Nigeria on December 4, 2016 was at the IDP camp Maiduguri listening to their stories and draw the attention of the world to their struggles.
The actor popular for his role in the movie "Blood Diamond" wrote on Instagram alongside a photo with Mohammed, "In #Maiduguri in North East #Nigeria, I spent time with Mohammed at the home he shares with his mother, sister, wife and their five children. Mohammed was a farmer and trader, and used to cycle to Maiduguri to trade.
Because of this, he was suspected by Boko Haram of being an informant. He was kidnapped and beaten. He was eventually released, and fled to Maiduguri, where he was reunited with his family. They now live in terrible conditions.
Mohammed’s story is shocking, but he is not alone. Almost 2 million people have been forced to flee their homes because of the conflict in Nigeria alone, searching for safety for themselves and their families.
Millions more are also affected by this crisis in the rest of the Lake Chad Region- in Niger, Cameroon and Chad. I’m here to listen to their stories with @Oxfaminternational and to shine a spotlight on this unknown crisis. #Team234 Photo credit @tomsaater / Oxfam."