07/05/2018

Urgent Action Victory! – Displaced Women, Children Receive Food Supply (Nigeria: UA 102.18)


Approximately 230 internally displaced women (known as the Knifar movement) and their children who had previously been denied access to food are now able to access food supplies.

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Approximately 230 internally displaced women (known as the Knifar movement) and their children who had previously been denied access to food are now able to access food supplies.

A group of approximately 230 internally displaced women (known as the Knifar movement) and their children were at risk of starvation after state authorities stopped supplying food to the women on 18 April in an internally displaced (IDP) camp they have been living in since 2017. However, food supply to the women by humanitarian agencies has resumed and the women and their children now have access to food.

The decision by Borno State authorities to stop food supply to the women is believed to have been a strategy to silence the women for their activism and to return them and their children to Bama. They previously lived in Bama, but had to flee for security reasons.

Thank you to all those who sent appeals. No further action is requested from the UA network.

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