Tyler Jump/The IRC

Hadija was four months pregnant when she fled Boko Haram in northeastern Nigeria in late 2016. After weeks of trekking through the bush, while carrying her oldest son on her back and without sufficient food or water, Hadija made it to Bakassi Camp in Maiduguri, where she gave birth. Though happy to have made it to relative safety with her two children, Hadija has an uncertain future. After hearing about the IRC’s family planning services for women and girls in the camp, she decided to start using contraception.

“I decided to come for family planning, because I don’t want to…

Rita Nehme

Policy & Practice Officer, Reproductive Health at the International Rescue Committee

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