We appeal that by donating these items, please also make a contribution towards the shipping costs, no amount is too small however if you just wish to donate your clothes you are more than welcome and we appreciate your kindness.
PLEASE WASH clothes and blankets, and clean and polish shoes before donating. Everything must be in excellent condition: working zips, buttons intact, stain free, no holes.
Across the northeastern corner of this country, more than 3 million people displaced and isolated by the militants are facing one of the world’s biggest humanitarian disasters. Every day, more children are dying because there isn’t enough food. Curable illnesses are killing others. Even polio has returned. About a million and a half of the victims have fled the Islamist extremists and are living in makeshift camps, bombed-out buildings and host communities, receiving minimal supplies from international organizations. An additional 2 million people, according to the United Nations, are still inaccessible because of the Boko Haram fighters, who control their villages or patrol the surrounding areas.
Above: Adama Adam, 15, cries next to the body of her six-month-old daughter, Fana Ali, at their home in Banki, Nigeria, on Sept. 28. Fana was brought to a clinic suffering from malaria and severe acute malnutrition. Doctors decided that she needed treatment at a hospital, but their request for a military escort through the war zone was denied without explanation and Fana died a short time later.
“We will see, I think, a famine unlike any we have ever seen anywhere,” unless immediate assistance is provided, said Toby Lanzer, the top U.N. official focused on humanitarian aid for the region.
The staggering hunger crisis created by the insurgents has been largely hidden from view, partly because it has been extremely dangerous for aid groups and journalists to visit the area. Why we ask for clothes. Up to 2 million people have been displaced by Boko Haram, an ISIS-affiliated terror group operating in Nigeria’s north. Millions of women, children, and babies are displaced. Victims ran with only the clothes on their back. They need us. Now they are hungry, without food, sick and tired.
Clothes are given to the people in need, however, some of them are sold and converted into cash for the purchase of food and medical supplies including educational materials for the less privileged people.
Currently, babies, children, and vulnerable adults are dying due to malaria and hunger, and cold in camps because there isn’t enough clothes to keep them warm, cover them or enough food to feed them. We are also interested in sending medical aid to the less privileged community health care centers –