The diocese of Maiduguri is not only where the Islamist group Boko-Haram (means “Anti-Western Education”) originated from, but is also the worst hit by its attacks.

 

Will you choose to give the gift of 

clean water this Christmas?

Our brothers and sisters in Nigeria need us!

Let’s give them a lasting Christmas gift:

Water for Survival

For many years, a supply of good quality water has been a problem for the population of Pulka. They live in a mountainous area that makes the construction of a well difficult and expensive. These people often have to travel a long way to secure water that is not necessarily of good quality or potable, resulting in many falling ill with cholera due to this non-drinkable water.

A borehole will:

  • Reduce the hardship of people travelling long distances to collect water
  • Reduce their risk of being attacked
  • Provide good quality water and thus reduce instances of diseases
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By donating $1,000 you can help build the well to help the people of Pulka.

In the three worst-affected states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe—1.8 million people—Christians and Muslims alike, have been internally displaced; human rights violations are reported on a daily basis. 

Since 2009, over 30,000 people have been killed and more than 2,000 women and girls have been abducted (United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Nigeria). 

In the diocese of Maiduguri over 200 churches, many parishes, 25 schools, 3 hospitals, 3 monasteries, as well as stores, private homes and business centres were all destroyed. 

Some have been rebuilt with the help of Aid to the Church in Need.

Total population: 206,152,701

Territory: 924 km2

Religion: Christian 46%, Muslim 46%, Traditional 7%.

Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs): 2,191,193

Refugees in the country: 73,193

Refugees registered in Cameroon, Chad, or Niger: 322,261