Nigeria (Mission Network News) – There are over two million refugees scattered across Northern Nigeria and the surrounding countries. Over half of them are children. Many have lost their homes, and resources in the refugee camps are scarce.
The situation may seem hopeless, but the good news is these people haven’t been abandoned.
“We have these two million people that are actually majority Muslim, but they’re consolidated into dozens of refugee camps all across that northern part of the country, and they’ve really become accessible for not only relief activity, but the body of Christ to come in there and impact them and just show them the love of Jesus in a very tangible way,” Greg Kelley, CEO of World Mission, says.
Kelley says despite the horrors of terrorism and the suffering it causes, a couple of positives have come from it. First, it has consolidated people and made them easier to reach with humanitarian aid. Second, it has opened people’s hearts to the Gospel.