Stories about: Nigeria

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  • Choosing to forgive

    This story contains details of violence that some readers may find upsetting. It was late evening when Joel saw lights in the neighbouring village.…

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  • Fifty years, fifty countries: Nigeria

    Despite its immense resources Nigeria suffers from widespread poverty. Years of debilitating military rule have left its people vulnerable to corruption, economic instability and human rights violations. More than 7 million people in the north east of Nigeria are in need of humanitarian assistance.

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  • A friend in need

    Ruth and her eight-year-old daughter did not know they were HIV positive until Ruth was tested during her third pregnancy. ‘It was very hard for me –…

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    I choose peace

    ‘As I looked at the three young boys – their shoulders slouched with a heaviness and their eyes filled with pain – I could only admire their courage in choosing a journey of peace over raging conflict,’ reflects Tearfund’s Mariam Tadros following a recent visit to Nigeria.

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  • Nigel Harris Tearfund CEO

    Nigeria Blessings for Curses

    Tearfund's CEO Nigel Harris sees how Tearfund is helping Christians in Nigeria respond constructively to the violence of Boko Haram...

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  • When Love Survives

    The delight at the arrival a healthy baby boy was suddenly overwhelmed by the dark shadow of Boko Haram. The insurgents swept through the village razing every home to the ground. The only room left standing in their wake was the one where the child and his mother lay.

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