Nigeria Crisis Response provides overview of work in 2016

Church of the Brethren Newsline
January 14, 2017

A Nigerian woman receives a bag of food at one of the distributions of aid made through the Nigeria Crisis Response. This distribution was organized by the Center for Caring, Empowerment, and Peace Initiatives, one of the Nigerian nonprofits that partner in the Nigeria Crisis Response that is a joint effort of the Church of the Brethren and Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN, the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria). Photo by Donna Parcell.

A summary of the Nigeria Crisis Response work carried out in 2016 has been provided to Newsline by coordinator Roxane Hill. The Nigeria Crisis Response is a joint effort of the Church of the Brethren and Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN, the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria). The Church of the Brethren’s Global Mission and Service and Brethren Disaster Ministries are both involved in the effort.

The following summary covers the year through November and includes tallies of accomplishments in the seven areas of focus.

For more about the Nigeria Crisis Response go to .

2016 Nigeria Crisis Summary through November (total $1,525,082)

Home Repair and Rebuilding
— 30 new units with kitchens and toilets
— provided water sources and 2 solar powered pumps
— 260 homes re-roofed in 4 zones

Peace Building and Trauma Recovery
— 18 basic workshops
— 3 advanced workshops
— 3 “Training of Trainers”
— leaders sent to Rwanda for Alternatives to Violence Program
— 2 Healing and Rebuilding our Community Workshops held in Maiduguri and Damaturu
— training for 14 women’s leaders by Children’s Disaster Service
— 8 Children’s Trauma Workshops, with 75 people trained

Agriculture and Community Development
— 6 leaders attended ECHO conference
— 5 leaders attended a soybean innovation lab in Ghana
— goat trial project started for 10 workers
— vaccinations for 10,000 chickens
— seeds and fertilizer to 8,500 families

— 2 women’s projects for 200 widows and orphans
— empowered 587 families to established their own businesses
— 3 Skills Acquisition Centers provided training and businesses for 152 widows and orphans

— Kulp Bible College renovations/repairs
— EYN Comprehensive Secondary School wall built for security
— school fees paid for 420 students
— 120 orphans housed, fed, and provided with schooling
— 3 learning centers providing schooling for 2,180 students

Food, Medical, and Home Supplies
— 35 distributions to 12,500 families
— medical assistance at 19 locations serving 5,000 people
— medical refresher course held for 16 dispensary workers

EYN Strengthening
— Unity House in Jos furnished
— Kwarhi staff housing and offices repaired
— EYN Conference Center repaired
— conference assistance for Majalisa (EYN’s annual conference), Peace Conference for pastors, Minister’s Conference, etc.
— devotional materials printed
— joint workcamp with EYN and 9 American volunteers to build a church for displaced persons

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