Northern Nigeria Crisis

July 13th, 2014 | act4action

The conflict in the Northern states of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa has left hundreds of communities devastated and thousands of citizens, especially women and children, in dire need of humanitarian support.

Relief items for Borno, Adamawa and Yobe States.

Why we are doing this:
A rapid assessment conducted on the 7th of March 2014 states that internally displaced persons in the states under the State of Emergency currently stands at 254,812 as at March 2014, while about 5,366 live in temporary camps. A break down shows there 110,000 IDPs in Borno State, while Yobe has 76,000 and in Adamawa State there are 67,000 displaced persons. 83% of the affected are women and children with a forecast of about 80,000 children under the age of 5 to suffer Severe Acute Malnutrition. The victims are living under inhumane conditions with only 37% of the health facilities functional and 500:1 per toilet with no female toilets available. It is for this reason that we have decided to contribute our modest quota by assisting state agencies and international organizations in bringing succor to the survivors of this insurgency.

    BBOG EDUCATION WEEK

    Act4Accountability has established the first BBOG (BringBackOurGirls) Education Week in Washington D.C. The BBOG Education Week is designed to increase ongoing awareness and community building, and raise funds to provide educational tools to internally displaced children in Nigeria.

    In 2013, UNESCO reported that Nigeria has the highest number of out-of-school children in the world with an alarming figure of over 10.5 million. For the cost of $30 a child may be provided with age-appropriate textbooks, exercise books, pencils and a calculator in additional other basic school materials they otherwise lack. We are working in partnership with Nigerian non-profit, Light Family Empowerment Foundation’s Adopt-A-Camp initiative to provide these educational kits known as “School-In-A-Bag”.





    To donate online to program, visit here- http://bit.ly/HopeEnduresIDP

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