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UNHCR | Donate to help refugees in Niger fleeing brutality in Nigeria.

Over 3 million people, like Lauretta and her baby, have been forced to run for their lives in Nigeria and the Lake Chad Basin.

In a region plagued by poverty, malnutrition and a lack of basic services, extremist group Boko Haram has been spreading terror in Nigeria and the neighbouring countries of Niger, Cameroon and Chad.

Most recently, more than 40,000 people have been forced to cross from northwest Nigeria into Niger as a result of an upsurge in brutal violent attacks on civilians. People have fled their homes and countries to escape sexual and gender-based violence, forced recruitment and suicide bombings.

Many of these people are women and children. Lauretta and her two-week-old baby crossed the border from Cameroon to Nigeria after armed men entered her village. But resources are scarce, and the situation is desperate. Only a quarter of the supplies needed are available, and people are subsisting on just one meal a day.

You can change this. You can provide people with the basic supplies they need to survive, as well as the legal and psychological support to rebuild their lives and leave the trauma of conflict behind.

Give people in Nigeria a chance at a normal life

We operate in 134 countries all over the world, tackling challenging and diverse situations every day. By supporting UNHCR, you can ensure that we reach the most vulnerable people in even the most remote places.

Lauretta, 20, from Akwaya, Cameroon waits with her two-week-old baby to be registered and verified for food and relief items at the Ikom council secretariat in Cross River State, Nigeria.


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Monthly gifts help us save more families forced to flee. By making a monthly donation to UNHCR, you will provide refugees with ongoing relief and protection and help them regain hope for a better future.

Your donation will provide life-saving support to people forced to flee where it is mostly needed in Nigeria or other emergencies worldwide.