At Shoo for Good, our core value is to improve lives.
One way we do this is through our partnership with the United Nations Foundation's Nothing But Nets campaign that helps provide bed nets and other aid and supplies to people at risk of malaria.
Amina, a 35-year old mother to five children, is an internally displaced person currently living in a camp with her family in Borno State, Nigeria, the epicenter of a decade-long violent conflict between government and armed opposition forces.
Internally displaced people (IDPs) have been forced to flee their homes due to conflict or persecution and, unlike refugees who leave their home country, seek safety elsewhere within their own country’s borders.
Over two million Borno residents have been displaced and over seven million people need urgent humanitarian aid. Of these displaced people, 80% are women and children, with one in four under the age of five.
“My family suffered a lot because of the internal conflict. We got severely hurt and felt a lot of pain due to the constant attacks of the insurgents,” Amina told our UN partner.
Many displaced people end up in emergency shelters that offer little to no protection from disease-carrying mosquitoes, leaving them particularly vulnerable to contracting malaria.
Amina and her family managed to avoid the shelters and reach relative safety at the Kawar Maila Camp, where she talked with our partner. But not all IDPs are so lucky.
When you purchase a SfG wrap, you are helping Nothing But Nets with its vital mission to bring much-needed aid and supplies to these displaced families--and others--in need. You are helping mothers like Amina.
For more, please read the following update on the anti-malaria efforts in Borno State from Nothing But Nets. Be sure to click on the link to watch the informative video.