COVID-19 Project

Mararaba Communiy where poverty is endemic

Endemic poverty

Mararaba community in Nassarawa State where poverty is endemic.

As part of the efforts to adequately track and document the impact of COVID19 in Nigeria, the Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) awarded a grant to the Media Advocacy West Africa Foundation (MAWA-Foundation), to carry out a project; “Documenting human rights violations and tracking economic impact of COVID-19 lockdown in Communities”.

In the course of working to achieving the overall objective of this project, which is to create awareness around COVID-19 and document its impact in 12 communities in Nasarawa state, MAWA published 96 exclusive stories and 12 Special Reports on the impacts of COVID-19.

woman says she is dying of hunger becuase of COVID - 19

Woman says she is dying of hunger because of COVID - 19

Kubwa community, traders say COVID 19 rendered them poorr

Kubwa community in Abuja Nigeria where Auto parts traders say COVID-19 rendered them poor

Kabayi community where rape incident was recorded because of COVID 19 lockdown

Kabayi community in Abuja, Nigeria where rape incident was recorded because of COVID 19 lockdown

Unity Garden resort Karu says COVID-19 destroyed their business

Unity Garden resort Karu was deserted for several months due to COVID-19 lockdown. The management said their business has been destroyed

Aso Riders say police extorted money from them during COVID 19 lockdown

Aso commercial motor bike riders say police extorted money from them during COVID-19 lockdown.

Car painter says COVID-19 hardship made his customers leave

Crystal Hotel Keffi, Nassarawa State sacks 13 staff over COVID-19 crisis.

Endemic poverty

COVID-19 made life difficult for me, Mechanic says in Keffi, Nassarawa State.

Ayuba a mechanic at Apo, Abuja says COVID-19 rendered him poor and hungry.

Uke community resident says COVID-19 rendered all businesses in the area impotent.

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