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Yakuba Barka has been at an internally displaced persons camp in Jalingo, Nigeria, for four years. He and his family fled their home in Chibok when the area was attacked by the Boko Haram terrorist group. Barka and his family journeyed for two years before making their way to the camp. Photo by Tim Tanton, UM News.

Church provides aid to Nigerians displaced by violence

Ten camps for internally displaced persons around Jalingo are sheltering people who have fled violence perpetrated by Boko Haram or conflicts involving groups such as the Fulani herdsmen.
Social Concerns
Salome Mudiwa, age 19, is a first-year student at Bindura University of Science Education. She is studying natural resources in Bindura, Zimbabwe.  Photo by the Rev. Taurai Emmanuel Maforo, UM News.

Rural girls face challenges at city universities

Rural girls seeking education in cities in Zimbabwe are at risk if they take emotional or financial support from older men.
Social Concerns
East Africa Bishop Daniel Wandabula stands with others outside Kayole St. John's United Methodist Church in Nairobi, Kenya, where he has launched the opening of The United Methodist Church Savings and Credit Co-Operative Society, the first church-based financial institution in the East Africa episcopal region. Photo by Gad Maiga, UM News.

United Methodist credit union opens in East Africa

Co-operative society in Kenya aims to promote a savings culture and provide affordable credit to members and stakeholders.
Social Concerns
Rufaro Chisenga places her offering on the altar at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Harare, Zimbabwe. Despite the country’s economic turmoil, pastors say members are continuing to give to the church. Photo by Priscilla Muzerengwa, UM News.

Zimbabwe churches keep faith in tough economic times

Financial turmoil affects United Methodist congregations, but churches continue mission and ministries.

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