In 2014, Boko Haram attacked a school in Nigeria and kidnapped 276 schoolgirls. Since that time, many have been freed or escaped, but many still remain in captivity. Just recently, a group of girls managed to run away from their captors and make it home to their families. This recent occurrence has raised the question of what is being done to free the remaining girls imprisoned by Boko Haram. While there has been public support for action on social media, there has been little effort by governments around the world to free these girls. Potential consequences for the United States in not acting is that they lose face. This would be due to the fact that they are not intervening in what is considered to be human rights violations. This could make the United States seem as though they do not care about the people in this region, and the region as a whole. 

Hunter M