BOKO HARAM INSURGENCY IN NORTHERN NIGERIA
Boko Haram insurgency has wrought havoc across Northern Nigeria since it launched an armed insurgency to oust the Nigerian government and establish a radical Islamist caliphate since 2009.
The militant group has killed more than 20,000 people and displaced more than 2 million across Nigeria. Thousands of women and girls have abducted and children as young as 12 years old have been recruited as suicide bombers. Boko Haram has also been launching attacks in neighbouring countries like Cameroon and Chad.
The vast majority of states displaced in Northern Nigeria have been in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe States. 7.7 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance, more than 50 per cent of whom are children
Issues such as lack of food, poor infrastructure, lack of basic amenities, and poor sanitation are frequent in internally displaced camps in Northern Nigeria. These pose negative consequences to the development of children and youths.
EMPOWERING INTERNALLY DISPLACED PERSONS
Since 2016, Jeffery Ikeaka Foundation has been committed to providing food and hygiene items to internally displaced in Norther Nigeria. We have had various outreach drives in Durumi IDP Camp handing out staple products, hygiene items and school items to children.