Insurgency of Islamist extremist group Boko Haram has forced many women in the Lake Chad basin to sell sex, reveals a report released by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).
Violence in the region has displaced more than 2.4 million people and livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of others have been disrupted.
United Nations said about a million people have been cut off from humanitarian aid and children are seen malnourished.
The report adds some of the women have been forced to prostitute as their husbands are no longer alive because of the conflict.
Simon Brooks, head of ICRC’s delegation in Cameroon, said when one does not have means to survive, begging is the only way out.
He added, “It’s a loss of dignity when you’re having to resort to something like that just to keep your children alive – fraternising with people who have money.”
In 2014 the terror group attacked a girls boarding school in Chibok and kidnapped more than 200 of them.
Boko Haram gained control of northerneastern parts of Nigeria in 2009 and since then has killed over 20,000 people and about 2.3 million people have fled.
Late last month Nigerian President Mihammadu Buhari released a victorious statement claiming to have finally crushed the Boko Haram and their fighters are on the run and no place to hide.