Marta's water filter was provided by our partner, and uses materials such as sand and gravel to provide clean water.
Blessing gave birth at a CAFOD-funded clinic. "Without this clinic I wouldn't have survived childbirth. I am lucky to have my family."
Safaratu & Magdalen. "Magdalen has been coming to visit since I found out I was HIV positive. She has become my best friend."
Despite natural resources such as oil, tin, iron and coal, more than 70% of Nigeria’s population lives on less than $1 per day. Many still don’t have access to basic needs such as health, water and sanitation, and education.
Since returning to democratic rule in 1999, there have been numerous, often unpredicted, violent clashes due to ethnic and religious tensions, or access to resources such as land.
The Niger Delta region is an area of ongoing conflict, often highlighted in the media due to the kidnapping of foreign nationals working for oil companies.
Thousands have either died or been forced to flee their homes – often to neighbouring countries or to camps.