Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust (HART) UK is a small charity, providing aid and advocacy for some of the most vulnerable communities around the world. HART works with in-country partner organisations and their communities to establish aid programmes in active conflict zones, post-conflict areas still devastated by war, and areas where people are marginalised, oppressed and exploited.
For years, the Middle Belt states of Nigeria have suffered widespread ethnic violence. In 2018, Plateau State saw 314 villages attacked, 24,000 homes and 539 churches destroyed and over 242,000 people displaced. In 2019, at least 160,000 people were displaced in Benue state alone. In the attacks recorded between October 2020 and mid-January 2021 in southern Kaduna state, 134 civilians were killed and 37 abducted.
Operating within 25 villages and 18 IDP camps across 5 states (Plateau, Southern Kaduna, Taraba, Adamawa and Borno), this project will provide crucial education and medical care to 80,000+ people displaced due to conflict. To achieve this, the project will provide mobile health and education units that will travel to remote areas and serve the most vulnerable in areas of conflict. Being mobile, these units will reach more people, be less vulnerable to attack and support local community requests for flexible education amid conflict.
The project will be implemented by HART’s longstanding partner, the Diocese of Jos. Since 2005, HART has been assisting the Diocese of Jos to deliver community embedded projects focused on IDP relief and resettlement, as well as education and healthcare provision. By supporting this project, you are helping to bring hope and new life to thousands of vulnerable people, and hopefully help build foundations for a more secure future.
If you would like to know more about HART’s work in Nigeria, please visit: https://www.hart-uk.org/locations/nigeria/