Port Harcourt, Nigeria

A quick note about the plight of people in Port Harcourt in Nigeria:

Thousands of people have been made homeless in the middle of the rainy season. They are now sleeping on the streets, in cars, in churches and on relatives’ or friends’ cramped and already-crowded floors.

They have been illegally evicted by military forces from Abonnema Wharf, following orders from Governor Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi to clear the area. The evictions began on 27 June. Five days later the entire community had been destroyed. Some residents have lost everything.

We’re looking to get 4,000 people to sign our online petition:


Port Harcourt