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Girls in a camp in Borno state, Nigeria stand with water pots

Nigeria Crisis Appeal

Help us provide food, water and shelter to families fleeing conflict

Ongoing terrorist attacks have displaced around two million people in Nigeria. We have launched a Nigeria Crisis Appeal to reach families in desperate need of food, water and shelter.

Violent attacks by terrorist group Boko Haram have affected millions of people. The scale of the Nigeria crisis is widespread, exceeded only by emergencies in Syria, South Sudan and Yemen. Yet media recognition has been slow. We need to act fast.

Our head of humanitarian work, Nick Guttmann, recently witnessed Nigeria’s situation first hand. He said: ‘Families are clinging to life in utterly desperate situations.’

How we are helping

We are supporting people in north-east Nigeria: in Borno, Adamawa and Gombe states.

Nearly 80% of displaced people live with families who offer them shelter. We are one of few humanitarian organisations giving life-saving support to both displaced people and these host families.


Your donations are providing:
Food icon – bowl of food with cutlery


for 70,000 people
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to 50,000 people
Hygiene kit icon - toothbrush, toothpaste, soap

Hygiene kits

for 50,000 people

Patricia and her three-year-old son stand in front of tall grass

Patricia stands with her three-year-old son in front of the area that used to be their home. The house was burnt down during a Boko Haram attack in February 2015.

She told us: ‘They burned our houses, our clothes and our farms. We don’t have anything to wear or to eat.’

People like Patricia are struggling to support their families after losing everything. Please give what you can to our Nigeria Crisis Appeal today.

Looking for press information?

Contact our press team by email or on the 24 hour press duty phone: +44 (0) 7850 242 950.