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Nigeria: Emergency Aid
Since 2009, terrorist militia Boko Haram has spread fear and terror in northeast Nigeria. Bloody attacks, kidnappings and bombings have left the country in a state akin to civil war. To make matters worse, since 2018, additional conflicts between Nigerian ethnic groups have produced previously unseen levels of violence. Thousands have been brutally murdered. Many families have been driven out of their ancestral villages or forced to flee.
Emergency aid and sustainability
Today, some areas are relatively safe. However, roughly 2.5 million people are still forced to build a new life for themselves far from their home. They are literally left with nothing and must start again from scratch. About one million of those affected belong to the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria (EYN), a partner church of the Basel Mission German Branch (BMDZ) and Mission 21. The involvement of Mission 21 and BMDZ combines rapidly-effective humanitarian aid with sustainable development work. These offerings are aimed at all affected, regardless of whether they are Christian or Muslim – and represent a valuable contribution to achieving a peaceful coexistence between the religions.
203.8 million inhabitants, of which 2.6 million are on the run and 8.5 million require humanitarian aid
Basis for a new life
Together with regional project partners, Mission 21 and BMDZ supply people with food, drinking water and urgently required necessities. The two mission groups also provide material help with the building of houses and cultivating of fields. In doing so, they work closely with the regional project partner “Emergency Preparedness and Response Team” (EPRT). They offer arrangements for making additional income, with which refugees can secure their long-term existence. Children are also given access to education. School materials are provided and school fees are paid. But the support does not stop there: many people are deeply traumatised by the terrible acts of violence and need professional support, in order to be able to overcome what they have experienced. Special therapy is provided for these people.
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