MAP International to Provide Humanitarian Aid In Nigeria Following Boko Haram Kidnappings

In times of disaster, MAP International provides immediate humanitarian assistance and relief aid including medicines and healthcare supplies to people left homeless and without access to basic services. Nearly 300 Nigerian schoolgirls were kidnappe

In times of disaster, MAP International provides immediate humanitarian assistance and relief aid including medicines and healthcare supplies to people left homeless and without access to basic services. Nearly 300 Nigerian schoolgirls were kidnapped on April 14th, 2014 by the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram with the intention of marring them off or selling them into slavery. In recent years the Boko Haram have plagued Nigeria with unnecessary violence and kidnapping, leaving the country broken and weeping for the loss of their daughters. The hashtag #bringbackourgirls has spread worldwide and has become a symbol for the recovery efforts.

As a Christian Humanitarian Relief Organization it is MAP Internationals mission to provide health and hope to a hurting world. The Nigerian people are hurting and MAP is taking action the best way they can, by providing health - and hope. MAP International is partnering with International Relief Teams and Kirker Hospital in Nigeria to provide immediate medical relief to refugees and others fleeing the violence following these tragic events.

MAP's first shipment of medicines and supplies is already on its journey and in order to have the maximum impact, MAP is seeking donor support to fund these urgent shipments. The first shipment of vital medicines and supplies is worth over $1.6 million (WAC Value) and additional Interagency Emergency Health Kits (IEHKs) are being prepared for shipment to provide the most basic care to refugees fleeing a situation that is heart wrenching, in many cases protecting the lives of their children.

MAP is in need of financial support to assist with the rapid delivery of these critical medicines and supplies. You can support MAP's efforts in Nigeria at www.map.org/hopefornigeria.

MAP International is a global Christian health organization that partners with people living in conditions of poverty to save lives and build healthier families and communities. Known for its 99% efficiency rating, MAP provides medicines, prevents disease and promotes health to create real hope and lasting change. The organization operates through offices in the United States, Ecuador, Bolivia, Liberia, C├┤te d'Ivoire, Ghana, Uganda, and Kenya and through partnerships in more than 100 countries every year.