Mercy Corps suspends operations in Borno and Yobe States

Nigeria

September 25, 2019

Mercy Corps is suspending operations in Borno and Yobe States, Nigeria, following the closure of four of our field offices by the Nigerian military.

We have not yet received an official reason from the Nigerian authorities for the closure and we are seeking to work with them to resolve this as soon as possible.

Mercy Corps believes in the work we have done in northeast Nigeria, and we hope to quickly resume our programmes that bring much-needed relief to the people of Nigeria.

Since 2012, Mercy Corps has been working in the most marginalised regions of Nigeria to deliver urgent, lifesaving assistance and promote development. We partner with communities to help them recover and rebuild, while addressing the root causes of conflict, insecurity, and inequality. Our work impacts the lives of more than 500,000 people in Borno and Yobe states.

Mercy Corps’ work in other areas of Nigeria continues uninterrupted.