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Posted by The IRC on April 21st, 2015
After witnessing the death of fifteen relatives and neighbors, Gloria Ibrahim fled with her three small children to the city of Yola where an estimated 400,000 people have sought safety from a violent insurgency in Nigeria's northeast. "They surround the village and kill my husband and his younger brother in the same room and kill our relatives and neighbor," she says. more »
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Posted by Peter Biro on April 15th, 2015
The violence in Nigeria has triggered a humanitarian crisis in Nigeria and neighboring countries. Some 400,000 people have sought refuge in Yola, a poor, dusty city in Nigeria’s Adamawa state. Here, the IRC is leading the humanitarian response, providing water, food and emergency shelters for tens of thousands of desperate people. more »
Posted by Peter Biro on April 14th, 2015
After her husband was killed by Boko Haram last year, Gloria Ibrahim fled to Yola, Nigeria where she and her three small children now live with her father-in-law. She is one of the lucky ones to escape the violence erupting in the country. more »
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Posted by The IRC on April 14th, 2015
In Nigeria and Niger, the IRC is providing emergency support to thousands of people fleeing a violent insurgency that has plagued the region. IRC country director Matias Meier is tweeting updates and photos from the Niger response. more »
Posted by The IRC on March 20th, 2015
Already struggling to provide clean water to their own people, villages in Niger are now hosting Nigerian refugees. The IRC is building wells to ensure that everyone has enough to drink. more »
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Posted by Kulsoom Rizvi on February 12th, 2015
The IRC estimates 7,000 people have so far fled to the city of Zinder from the towns of Diffa and Bosso following attacks over the past week by extremists from neighboring Nigeria. more »
Posted by Kulsoom Rizvi on January 15th, 2015
The humanitarian crisis in Nigeria worsened as new waves of violence hit the town of Baga and surrounding villages in the northeastern state of Borno last week. more »
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Posted by The IRC on December 22nd, 2014
For the first time since World War II, humanitarian organizations like the IRC are responding to four simultaneous emergencies. Here’s a look at some of this year’s worst humanitarian crises, by the numbers. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 14th, 2014
Six months after the abduction of nearly 300 Nigerian schoolgirls by Boko Haram militants raised the global rallying cry "bring back our girls," most of those kidnapped remain missing. Learn how the IRC is helping Nigerians fleeing violence. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 6th, 2014
The situation in Nigeria continues to worsen as new waves of violence wrack northern Adamawa and Borno states. More than 200,000 people have fled from their homes in the last month alone. more »

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