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GROWING HEALTH CRISIS AS FAMINE THREATENS NIGERIA

The health and survival of millions of women and children are at stake as famine looms in Nigeria. Amid growing fears of mass starvation in parts of Africa and Yemen where conflict, drought and economic instability have combined to create the most severe food crisis in decades, Project HOPE has deployed a team of health and nutrition experts to assess the immediate humanitarian needs in northeast Nigeria. Help us respond to the growing health crisis in Nigeria and in other areas of need around the world. Donate NOW   

In 2014 Project HOPE became involved with a five-year initiative to help children orphaned and made vulnerable by HIV/AIDS and their families in the states of Cross River and Ebonyi. The program seeks to better organize and coordinate existing structures and systems that offer care and services to orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) by providing hands-on technical assistance.  Other key components of the program will be improving access of OVC households to savings and loans and setting up reporting mechanisms for reporting abuse of the children. Project HOPE is serving as lead technical advisor to the program, which is being conducted by a consortium of organizations led by Health Initiatives for Safety & Stability in Africa (HIFASS).

Project HOPE medical volunteers also provided health care services and education to communities on remote islands of Nigeria as part of Africa Partnership Station 2012, a joint humanitarian mission with the United States Navy in the Fall of 2012.

    

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