Hope for the IDPS!!!
Please help us raise £150, 000 to start our proposed project and to continue our work with the IDPS in the North East of Nigeria. There are over 2 million people in Nigeria that have been forced to flee their homes and communities to live in temporary camps. According to reports, there are over 600, 000 children and orphans in that displaced population.
These has resulted from the immoral activities of the militia group called “Boko Haram”. Unfortunately this groups’ activities began in 2009 and these has led to widespread chaos in the North of Nigeria. Alarmingly, since they began their activities, they have killed close to 100, 000 people.
The President has invested enormously to rid the country of these group, however, Boko Haram remains active and deadly. According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), between January and August 2016, more than 2,000 fatalities occurred as a result of Boko Haram-related activities.
The Good Samaritan Foundation was forced to come into existence when the founder visited some of the camps in 2014. Since then, the founder has achieved an amazing progress by investing her personal funds and time to visit this camps yearly.
IDP Camp in Gurku, Nasarawa.
Just over 3,000 IDPS live in this camp. A man called Marcu Gamasche initiated this camp to accommodate the displaced population. Due to neglect unfortunately, the camp is miserable with children (most of whom are orphans), young adults and widows. These are the most hit by the terrible and harsh environments, plagued with malnutrition, illness and lack of basic amenities.
Since visiting the camp in 2015, TGSF decided to call it home. The charity has visited the camp on numerous occasions to provide them with basic humanitarian and psychosocial needs but we now feel oblige to act as their voices as we continue to witness the deteriorating condition of life in the camp. We have now decided to make a better community for them by coming up with the project called – Hope and Community Support for the IDPS #hacs4idps.
Your help is needed now more than ever now. We need your assistance and support to implement and make this project a success
Hope and Community Support for the IDPS - #hacs4idps
A 5 years project where our main objective for development is to apply the basic human and children rights laws in and around the camp. These laws includes but not limited to having access to food, clean water and sanitation, medicine, shelter, education, protection against abuse and neglect .
Proposed Outcomes after 5years
We reach out and make a difference in the lives of 100, 000 IDPS
Reduce the amount of IDPS entering the camps by 50% by providing other viable solutions.
Reduce the rate of diseases within the camp by 75%
Reduction of malnutrition within the camp by 90%
A 50% reduction of orphan children living on the visited camps by working with the government to provide a sustainable housing solutions for the orphans
Increase of the number of young people attending school by 60% by working with the education board to provide a recognised educational solution for the IDPS
Strengthen our partnership with other individuals, communities and organisations that are geared towards sustainability of the local communities: Get more IDPS camps and communities to be part of this new programme.
Reduce the rate of abuse within the camp by 50% as laws will be strictly enforced by the government.
Reduction of Unemployment by 35% by creating self-employment routes for the IDPS.
Phase One of Our Project
To raise £150, 000 to help us achieve the following immediate objectives below:
Find and create new partnership that will strengthen our cause.
To create greater global awareness for the growing issues of the IDPs’ mainly in the North-East of Nigeria.
Project: Psychosocial Project (Counselling & Health-Care Workshop)
Date: March 2017
Organisers: The Good Samaritan Foundation -TGSF; Nigerian Nurses Charitable Association UK - NNCAUK
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Project: Delivery of Basic Humanitarian Needs
Date: September 2016
Organisers: The Good Samaritan Foundation
Images from Project
Hope and Community Support for IDPS - #hacs4idps is an initiative by The Good Samaritan Foundation (Reg. charity number: 1161031)
Please help us spread the word. Every pound you donate goes towards giving the IDPS a better life. For more information: