Families are in danger… we must help.

“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you.” (Deuteronomy 31:6)

We must act fast to help families who have fled from crisis.

You might remember when nearly 300 Nigerian schoolgirls were kidnapped and forced to become child brides. Many of us prayed for their return. Yet so far, only some of these girls have been found…

Palmata is one of the fortunate ones who escaped when the violence broke out in her village. But her story of survival holds tragedy…

“Life was peaceful and normal,” Palmata remembers sadly. “One fateful morning, they attacked our community and destroyed everything. We have to run for our lives… my two brothers were killed while they were trying lift me into the waiting vehicle because of my condition…”

Palmata is in a wheelchair. So when the rebels came, she couldn't run. Like many people with disabilities, injuries, children and the elderly, Palmata was utterly powerless.

She adds with tears in her eyes, “They helped me to escape, but they were killed.”

Can you imagine being this vulnerable? It would be terrifying.

Palmata’s brothers saved her life, and lost their own… It’s a heartbreaking story of brotherly love. “I never thought a day like this will come in my life but here I am today,” Palmata says softly.

She has found refuge at in Borno state, a make-shift tent city without food, water or toilets. There are 20,194 families here, all displaced by the crisis and desperate to survive. Can you imagine the chaos – people trying to find safe place to go to the toilet, or food for their hungry children?

Will you give critical support today, so Palmata and the families who’ve fled the rebels in Nigeria can protect their daughters?

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