In 2009, the Boko Haram insurgency against the Nigerian government began in the city of Maiduguri, in northeast Borno State. Since then, more than 1.8 million people have fled their homes causing a dire humanitarian crisis. This year, more than $1 billion is needed to meet their needs. Recently, a delegation of U.N. Security Council diplomats traveled from New York to assess the humanitarian crisis. VOA's Margaret Besheer accompanied the mission and has this report from Maiduguri.