Religious initiative raises funds for Nigeria refugees

A Nigerian soldier pull down a Boko Haram flag as a mark of victory -PIC :Premium times

A Nigerian soldier pull down a Boko Haram flag as a mark of victory -PIC :Premium times

OKORO CHINEDU 
LAGOS, (CAJ News) – THE 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative (21CWI), working to protect and restore religious freedom around the world, has raised more than half the US$100 000 (38,75 million) it requires to cushion victims of the Boko Haram crisis in Nigeria.

The mission by the United States-based organisation to raise funds is part of a 12-month initiative, Stand With Nigeria Project, to build broad awareness around the suffering of the millions displaced by the crisis.

Randel Everett, President and Founder of the 21CWI, said the orgnisation had already received $54 000.

An appeal has been made to well-wishers to help bridge the remaining gap .

Everett said the tragic reality facing religious and ethnic minorities in Nigeria is they were fractured and forgotten.

He noted thousands of families faced the brutal violence of Boko Haram terrorists in the North and Fulani militants in central Nigeria.

“Just last week we learned that hundreds of Boko Haram refugees are starving to death. This is why 21CWI has launched a large-scale, 12-month initiative to Stand with Nigeria.”

CAJ News

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