As part of #WorldHumanitarianDay commemorations, HumAngle has produced a special features magazine in honour of humanitarian workers, in Nigeria and Africa, putting their lives at risk to deliver life-saving aid to victims of violent crimes.
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Aid Workers Caught Up In Military, Jihadists Cross-Fire In Nigeria
… Stringent rules hinder activities in North-East
Aid workers in the Northeast are caught between the crosshairs of the Nigerian military and terror groups. Apart from endangering the lives of aid workers, the military’s stringent guidelines and unfounded accusations that aid workers have sympathy for terrorist elements also create distrust between humanitarian workers and the civilian population.
In September 2019, the military forced the offices of Action Against Hunger and Mercy Corps in Borno and Yobe to be closed for two months. The army had alleged corruption and support of the insurgents, two accusations not yet proven despite their supposed investigation.