Due to the emergence of the terrorist group Boko Haram in northern Nigeria, over 2 million people, namely women and children have fled their homes, and are now considered "internally displaced persons" with no safe refuge.
Despite government supported camps for these refugees, there is not sufficient food, shelter or healthcare, and many refugees must seek shelter outside of these government camps. Many women rescued from Boko Haram and placed in refugee camps return pregnant or with infants, and are shunned by their community.
COHI has partnered with The Light Family Empowerment Foundation to provide adolescent health education, psychosocial support, trauma-based care and work with community partners to reverse stigma of survivors of Boko Haram. Additionally, COHI will provide needed medical and hygiene supplies specific to maternal and reproductive healthcare.