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.
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.