Offering hope to the hungry and displaced — Dikwa’s Chairlady

For newly displaced people fleeing the conflict in Northeast Nigeria, Amina Abacha’s kitchen in the town of Dikwa is a symbol of hope. Supported by the World Food Programme (WFP), the kitchen feeds hundreds of people daily.

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The conflict in Northeast Nigeria forced Amina Abacha from her home. Now she helps to feed other IDPs. Photo: WFP/Adedeji Ademigbuji
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Fondly known as ‘The Chairlady,’ Amina plays a hands-on role preparing meals every day with her team of volunteers. Photo: WFP/Adedeji Ademigbuji
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Amina’s kitchen is a lifeline for many families arriving in Dikwa from remote locations. Photo: WFP/Adedeji Ademigbuji
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Pots on the fire in Amina’s kitchen. Photo: WFP/Adedeji Ademigbuji

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