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Saturday, 7 January 2017

Boko Haram: Hopeless and hungry mothers in Lake Chad resort to prostitution to feed their children - Red Cross

Due to the insurgency by Boko Haram terrorists that have driven millions from their communities, women in Lake Chad are forced into prostitution to survive, The International Committee of the Red Coss (ICRC) said on Thursday.

The violence has displaced more than 2.4 million people across the swamplands of Lake Chad, where the borders of Chad, Cameroon, Niger and Nigeria meet, and disrupted the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of others, ICRC says. Up to a million people have been cut off from humanitarian aid by Boko Haram despite a regional military offensive against the Islamist militants, according to the United Nations.
It's (extraordinary) ... to see a woman and her family and they have nothing other than what they've been given. The children are clearly malnourished and it's just hopeless," said Simon Brooks, head of ICRC's delegation in Cameroon.

As the head of their households, some mothers have been forced to sell sex so they could feed their family, since many no longer have husbands because of the conflict, Brooks said.
"When you don't have the means to survive, you'll go begging for it. It's a loss of dignity when you're having to resort to something like that just to keep your children alive - fraternising with people who have money."  
The unfolding catastrophe in the Lake Chad basin was named the most neglected crisis of 2016 in a poll of aid agencies by the Thomson Reuters Foundation. Overshadowed by the wars in Syria and Iraq and the global refugee and migrant crisis, Lake Chad has barely made the headlines, Brooks said during an interview in London. More than 7 million people lack food but insecurity makes it hard for aid agencies to reach the most vulnerable. 
Half a million children are severely acutely malnourished and on the brink of death if they are not treated, Brooks said. "This area has suffered from decades of chronic neglect ... if it continues to be under-funded and under-reported, then millions of people will continue to suffer," he said.


Source: Reuters

12 comments:

Joyous babe,Linda ikeji first cousin said...

Eyaaa!

Saphire Muna said...

They should accept Jesus and their problems will be over...... Cristo vive
















.......... Liber meniac..........

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Na wa o


...merited happiness

Zibai Achi said...

The Love of a mother is the closest thing to the love of God. You and I should not be allowing things like these to persist in our world. What has mankind turned into?

Thywill Be Done said...

poverty got zero conscience

Zibai Achi said...

You just hang out here and say they should accept Jesus christ. Who will preach to them if you don't? They do not have access to linda ikeji blog. They cant hear you. If you do care, go there and preach to them rather than come here to just say. We all are partly to blame.

Iphie Abraham said...

Na wa o









Lib addict#just passing#

Anonymous said...

That is why they should have the number of children they can feed. Let them work, they can't get much from begging.

CHERYL (aka FROM GLORY to GLORY) said...

It's sad. Might do same to save my kids too. It's usually easy to judge when ur not the one wearing the shoes


Long Live LIB

Vivian Reginalds said...

nawa
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

Abolaji said...

Things we do for love.

Tosin Sokoya said...

It's in deed a mother's sacrifice. but seriously who are men that sleeps with those women? 😭

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