Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN, Church of the Brethren in Nigeria) is the hardest hit group by the violence of the terrorist group Boko Haram. There are other Christian churches and Muslims impacted, but not to the degree EYN has been affected. Boko Haram was the deadliest terrorist group in 2014 bringing death and destruction to the very heartland of EYN. In total 1,668 churches or church branches were burned or abandoned (nearly 70 percent of the EYN church buildings). The church is the center of community for EYN members, functioning as a safe space for many faith and community activities. It is difficult for a community to fully recover without their local church.
A special program will raise funds to rebuild burned EYN churches. Support given to the Church Rebuilding Fund will be sent to EYN Headquarters to support the EYN Church Rebuilding Program. These funds are kept separate from the more general Nigeria Crisis Response funds focused on community recovery and development.