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Humanitarian Aid

Under the direction of Francis Udisi, ERI Program Coordinator Nigeria/USA, Gordon Abiama, ERI Program Coordinator Nigeria and Fr. Jean Claude Atusameso, ERI Program Coordinator Democratic Republic of Congo/USA, Earth Rights Institute has organized the shipment of 10 ocean containers of humanitarian donations to Nigeria and the Congo (DRC). Totaling over $5 million USD, these donations are for educational, medical, and sustainable development purposes.

Shipped from the USA were a humanitarian aid container of 200 wheelchairs and medical equipment donated by Wheels for Humanity; 2000 textbooks and other educational materials donated by CORE-CA, Drew Medical University Library, and Ralph Nader; and student materials donated by Heartfelt Foundation. A container of books were also each donated by Project Hope, Books for Africa (BFA), and International Book Bank, all USA based non-profit organizations dedicated to uplifting the living standards of the under-represented, the poor and vulnerable around the world. A&E Television Network and other computer donors made the donation for the shipment of containers of computers and other educational materials.

Earth Rights Institute intends to broaden our humanitarian aid program in the Niger Delta region. We are looking forward to developing a partnership with the Niger Delta Development Commission on their peace keeping efforts and master plan for sustainable development.

Earth Rights Institute is also developing an association with the Bonobo Conservation Initiative, an innovative project combining conservation concessions and a linked of community-based reserves and eco-villages supported by sustainable development in the Congo (DRC).