Nigeria

Bishop Stephen Dami Mamza wears a face mask to give a coronavirus hygiene kit to a refugee family in Nigeria

Bishop Stephen Dami Mamza wears a face mask to give a coronavirus hygiene kit to a refugee family in Nigeria.

CAFOD has supported programmes in Nigeria since the 1960s. We work closely with local partners on the ground to fight inequality, build peace and provide practical help in emergencies.

Why CAFOD works in Nigeria

Despite some parts of society being wealthy, more than 70% of Nigeria’s population lives on less than $1 per day. Disease, malnutrition, and access to water, healthcare and education are still major problems.

Violence and conflict in Nigeria and neighbouring countries also mean that many families are living as refugees in temporary camps.

Find out how coronavirus is affecting Nigeria

Our work in Nigeria

Your donations are helping us to:

  • Provide emergency food to families who rely on a daily wage, or who have been laid off during the coronavirus crisis, and are struggling to survive under lockdown.
  • Help communities to plan for disasters and rebuild their lives after an emergency hits.
  • Work with faith leaders to spread essential prevention messages through vulnerable communities. We've been working alongside the church for many years to help poor and disadvantaged people to have a voice within government.
  • Support women facing violence in the home during lockdown, drawing on our experience in helping women to challenge traditional practices that risk justifying domestic abuse. 

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