The vision of this project is to lovingly support victims of sectarian violence in central and northern Nigeria. We are providing emergency relief in the form of food, clean water, clothing, bedding, medical supplies, fuel, and temporary shelters. We are distributing these through local churches, SIM and ECWA Ministries, and other recognised agencies. Assistance will extend to hospitals and clinics providing medical care to survivors. Beyond immediate needs, the fund is helping rebuild destroyed churches.
Communal violence throughout 2010 and 2011 killed hundreds and displaced tens of thousands in northern and central Nigeria including, as one of the focal points, the city of Jos. Some press observers consider Jos a ‘fault line’ for religious and tribal reasons, with the city's tragic events making international news. However, the actual causes are complex and it is impossible to isolate a single reason for the violence.