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My Biafran Story .org website is a collection of eye witness accounts of the Nigerian-Biafran civil war.

'SAVE THE CHILDREN' CENTENARY ANNIVERSARY - A CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS.

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Save the Children Fund, better known as Save the Children, was established in the United Kingdom in 1919. The aim was to improve the lives of children through better education, health care, and economic opportunities, as well as providing emergency aid in natural disasters, war, and other conflict. [source - Wikipedia]. 

During the Nigeria-Biafra war, there were three groups within the Save The Children organisation which operated in Biafra. They were Save The Children Fund UK, Radda Barnen - its Swedish arm, and International Union of Child Welfare. All three groups were involved in re-uniting displaced children with their families after the war. They operated three transit centers at Mgbidi, Ogbor Nguru and Azumini. To commemorate her 100th year, 'Save The Children' is collating stories from children, parents or nurses who came in contact with the organisation during armed conflicts in any part of the world. If anyone is interested in being part of this project, kindly get in touch with me on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Below is a mail to this effect.

Dear Vivian,

I am a researcher for Save the Children Germany.

To commemorate the centenary of the NGO Save the Children, we are working on a history of the organisation from 1919 to the present, told in the portraits of ten children, who had come in contact with Save the Children in the conflicts and catastrophes of the past hundred years. We would like to include a child survivor from Biafra. I read the testimonies you collected in your blog. As a historian, I admire your oral history project. As a human being, I am touched by the personal stories. If you can think of a child survivor, a nurse or a parent who at some point during the conflict had come in contact with the Save the Children Relief Mission 1968 to 1973, please get in touch. We plan to send a photographer and a journalist to Eastern Nigeria soon. 


Thank you. 


Kind regards, 


Claudia

 

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