- Orlando Bloom: Boko Haram violence has affected millions of children and families across the region
- Future of its children will continue to hang in the balance, children are incredibly resilient, he writes
Orlando Bloom is an English film and stage actor. He was appointed a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in October 2009. He recently traveled to West Africa's Lake Chad Region. The views expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.
(CNN)In early February, I traveled to Diffa in southeastern Niger to better understand the impact of Boko Haram on the people living there. The Diffa region alone currently hosts over 240,000 internally displaced persons, refugees and returnees, including 160,000 children.