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Notes from the Field: Nigeria

As our plane landed in Borno state in northeastern Nigeria, I wondered what lay before us. Since the Boko Haram insurgency began in 2009, the region we were visiting has been wracked by violence, and has seen the highest number of internally displaced people in the country– an estimated 1.7 million. It’s still considered one …

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The Guardian Nigeria

‘I visited Nigeria to support, provide care to IDPs’

Sienna Miller visited the most dreaded part of the country, Borno State, not only to highlight the plight of the Boko Haram devastated people but also to provide care to them in the various Internally Displaced Persons camps.

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Global Ambassador Sienna Miller visits Nigeria

Actress Sienna Miller, our Global Ambassador since 2009, visited our programs in Nigeria in January and met with survivors of the Boko Haram insurgency at a displacement camp in hard-hit Borno State. The camp is home to people who have fled to escape violence associated with the Boko Haram insurgency. Boko Haram attacks have displaced …

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Global Health Council

The Fight to Make Nigeria Once Again Polio-Free

In August 2016, four children under five years old were reported paralyzed from wild poliovirus in Nigeria’s conflict-ridden Borno State. Despite the security risks, International Medical Corps, together with local and international partner is making sure children are vaccinated against polio.

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On the Precipice of Famine in a Country Ravaged by Conflict

An unprecedented 20 million people today are on the precipice of famine. At the heart of this crisis is Nigeria, where a seven-year-long conflict triggered by the insurgent group Boko Haram has wreaked havoc on the northeastern corner of the country. The violence has uprooted millions from their homes and decimated trade and agriculture. As …

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Ending Polio In Nigeria

International Medical Corps played a key role in ending polio in Nigeria, making all of Africa polio free Editor’s Note: In August, two children were reported paralyzed from wild poliovirus in Borno state in northeastern Nigeria. This resurgence of the disease comes after more than two years without any cases of poliovirus. The two new …

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