Currently there are thousands of children, women and men suffering as the result of the violence of the Nigerian police and army. Members of the Islamic Movement have been routinely targeted, with over 1500 killed in the last three years alone. They have left behind dependents who are often destitute and shunned. Families are left without enough income for basic necessities like food and clothing, children lose out on education.
Violence from the authorities has also resulted in catastrophic and life changing injuries for many people protesting against the government's cruelty. Lack of funds means that even when there is hope of recovery, medical treatment is unavailable for victims.
This includes injuries from [b]bullets[/b], [b]knife attacks[/b], [b]baton charging[/b], [b]tear gassing[/b] and other forms of physical violence resulting in:
We need your support to provide:
Medical treatment to alleviate and heal those injuries including access to local doctors or specialist treatment in Nigeria or abroad for the more complex injuries. This can cost anywhere between £1000 - £3000 to treat injuries caused by gunshot wounds.
Medical equipment like crutches and wheelchairs cost between £150 - £700.
Monthly food packages for families of those killed or imprisoned costs UK£70 / month or £840 for the whole year.
These are some of the cases where your help has gone to alleviating this hardship:
CASE STUDY A - Hussain Mustapha
11 year old Hussain was crippled by bullet fire from the Nigerian army while he and his family took part in a peaceful protest. He was paralysed by a bullet lodged near his spine. Donations to the IHRCT Nigeria Fund helped us take Hussain out of Nigeria for specialist treatment.
He is now able to partly move, but needs help to buy equipment that will given him more mobility.
CASE STUDY B - Lami Umar
Lami was one of the people in Sheikh El-Zakzaky's compound in December 2015 that was attacked by the army and police. She was seriously burned, resulting in her eyes and mouth being sealed.
After treatment paid for by donations to the IHRCT, she can now open her eyes, read again, and also speak.
CASE STUDY C - Muhammad Abdul Karim
Muhammad was one of the survivors of the Zaria Massacre in 2015. He was shot in the back, and his spinal cord was damaged. After support from donors to IHRCT, Muhammad is now able to stand.