Dikwa, March 03, 2021
Attack on the town of Dikwa in Borno State – SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL is concerned about the dramatic consequences of the shrinking of humanitarian activities
On March 1st 2021, the attack on the town of Dikwa, in Borno State, Nigeria, by a non-state armed group notably targeted humanitarian non-governmental organizations.
Throughout this event, SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL (SI) maintained contact with all members of its Dikwa team. Our whole team is currently safe and sound.
SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL expresses its condolences to all the families of those who lost their lives in these attacks.
SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL protests against the targeting of humanitarian actors and asks the media and public figures to be extremely careful about the information they publish or communicate around this event, in order to preserve their safety.
SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATONAL reminds stakeholders that humanitarian workers work in the field to assist the most vulnerable, without any consideration other than that of need, and reaffirms its deep commitment to the principles of independence, impartiality and neutrality that guide its action.
SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL reiterates its grave concern at the shrinking humanitarian space in Northeastern Nigeria at a time of increasing needs. The suspension, even temporary, of humanitarian activities following the attack on the town of Dikwa will have dramatic consequences for the displaced populations in this area, who are largely dependent on the aid provided to them.
More globally in Borno, a disruption in the humanitarian community’s access capacity would purely and simply lead to the cessation of humanitarian activities, which are vital for the populations present on site.
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