A new documentary provides a never-before-seen look inside Boko Haram and profiles the heroic efforts of everyday Nigerians taking a stand against the terrorist group, which has killed, kidnapped and displaced millions of people. Produced by Voice of America, the 52-minute film called Boko Haram: Journey from Evil goes beyond the headlines to bring viewers an intimate portrait of life in Nigeria’s conflict-affected northeast. It follows the stories of an activist fighting for the return of the kidnapped Chibok girls, a photographer who documents hope and a huntress turned rescuer—each pushing back against the terror and destruction in their own way. Click here to see the full documentary.

NIGERIA: Preventing/Countering Violent Extremism

   
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Dandal Kura is the only radio station in Northeastern Nigeria that broadcasts in Kanuri and Hausa languages, reaching a potential audience of 10 million people with programs ranging from news to listener call-in shows. Broadcasting from Maiduguri, Dandal Kura says its role is to inform and foster peace. Dandal Kura is supported by USAID's Office of Transition Initiatives.

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Rebuilding schools, installing water pumps and improving infrastructure are a few of the ways that the Nigerian state of Yobe is countering Boko Haram--and welcoming displaced people back to their homes.

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Cleaning 6 kilometers of drainage canals around the largest cattle market in Northeastern Nigeria provided much-needed employment to 300 at-risk youth, connected the local government to the community and eliminated a recruiting opportunity by violent extremists. The initiative is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development's Office of Transition Initiatives. It is implemented by the North East Regional Initiative in collaboration with the local government and community leaders.

NIGERIA: Education In Conflict

   
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NIGERIA: A path to healing for students displaced by Boko Haram

Hundreds of thousands of children and youth have been displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency. As they try to move forward with their lives and education, social emotional learning support helps them heal.

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Displaced Students in Nigeria Find Education & Hope

Insurgent violence has wreaked havoc in Nigeria, displacing 2.2 million people, including children. USAID’s Education Crisis Response program gives those children the chance to continue their education through community based non-formal learning centers. Learn More...

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For Nigerian children, back to school means back to normal

When Boko Haram attacked, 14-year-old Lillian and her family fled. For out-of-school, displaced and traumatized children like Lillian, the Education Crisis Response Program offers a chance to resume their educations and ultimately return to formal school. Learn More...

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