Emergency Aid for Victims of Boko Haram in Nigeria
Project Code: 141-08-59
The Diocese of Maiduguri, in the far northeast of Nigeria, covers a large part of the area that has suffered most from the violence of the terrorist group Boko Haram. Many people have lost everything they possessed, as well as their churches, schools and hospitals. Since 2009, no fewer than 80,000 people have had to flee their homes in the diocese.
Many fled with nothing more than the clothes on their backs. After walking for days in the hills or the other places where they had sought safety, they are now sick, traumatized, exhausted and bereft of everything. Some have managed to find shelter with relatives, who now have to share their poverty and the already cramped conditions in their huts with numerous other family members.
The Church is almost alone in caring for these uprooted people. They need everything – water, food, shelter, blankets, mosquito nets, medical care and assistance are all urgently required.
"We are helping without regard to creed. This is the spirit of living ecumenism," says Bishop Oliver Dashe Doeme. And ACN is helping Bishop Doeme with $9,800, to address the most pressing needs.
Will you join in giving to provide emergency aid to victims of Boko Haram terrorism in Nigeria?
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