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Nigeria: assisting thousands of people displaced by inter-community violence

The armed violence and clashes that took place on 7 and 8 July between the mainly livestock-herding Fulani and the farming Berom communities in Riyom and Barkin Ladi near Jos (Plateau state) caused dozens of casualties and forced more than 5,500 people to flee their homes. Over 25 villages were affected. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), in cooperation with the Nigerian Red Cross Society, is providing essential assistance to the displaced people, who had to take shelter with host families and in schools and community halls.

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