Solidarity for victims of war and terror

The situation in northeastern Nigeria is precarious for the population, with attacks by the Islamist terrorist organization Boko Haram causing death and displacement. A sad symbol of this situation is April 14, 2014, the day 276 schoolgirls were kidnapped from Chibok. Five years later, the situation does not look much better. Although larger parts of the country have been recaptured by the Nigerian military since 2015, violence by Boko Haram has increased again in recent months.

107 of the abducted Chibok girls have been released so far, 112 girls remain missing and it is unclear if all are still alive. "This tragedy is an attack on human dignity and our basic rights - especially religious freedom, the rights of women and children, and the right to education," says Yakubu Joseph, Mission 21's country coordinator in Nigeria. And Chibok's case is just one of many sad examples - numerous other women in Nigeria have been abducted, sexually exploited and used as political leverage or for suicide bombings by the terrorist militia.

On the sad anniversary of the kidnapping, we remind you of the importance of standing by the terror-stricken population, especially women and girls. In connection with April 14, also express your solidarity with the victims of Boko Haram, use our materials and hashtags:

► Materials Chibok Memorial Day

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► More about our peace work in Nigeria

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