Nigeria Needs Our Help 

Protect the basic human rights of Nigerians who are devastated by religious conflict and bring lasting stability to the entire nation.


Entire Nigerian populations are facing violence and terrorism due to a long-standing, ethno-religious conflict fueled by complacency and injustice within their political and governing systems. These fault lines, coupled with a lack of international recognition and intervention, threaten not only the stability of one of Africa’s cornerstone nations, it has disastrous consequences for the U.S. and international community.

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Our Mission

The mission of the International Committee on Nigeria (ICON) is to create a community where rule of law guides every facet of societal interactions in Nigeria. ICON promotes human dignity, the right to live, religious freedom, and the protection of the vulnerable against all forms of persecution.

ICON Annual Report 2019-2020

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Building Awareness

Northern Nigeria is experiencing a deepening humanitarian crisis. Terrorism fueled by Fulani militants and Boko Haram have forced hundreds of thousands of Nigerians to flee their homes. These families face serious issues accessing food, water, shelter, and other basic human needs. Nigerians across the country face terrorism, religious persecution, and human rights violations on a daily basis. It’s time to educate the public on these issues and send help where it is so desperately needed. Terrorism in Nigeria Humanitarian Crisis Religious Persecution Regional Instability

Nigeria as Country of Particular Concern

There was shock and disappointment when the US removed Nigeria from the list of Countries of Particular Concern (CPC). As Africa’s most populous nation and largest economy Nigeria is crucial to the stability of Western Africa Europe and the United States. Rising violence and terrorism committed by Boko Haram and Fulani militants throughout the country threatens this stability and the lives of thousands. ICON stands for freedom of religion and the eradication of terrorism and is calling the United States to return Nigeria to the status of CPC as this will enforce global accountable on the atrocities and prevent a global humanitarian crisis.

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Your Support is Crucial

ICON focuses on two key outcomes: 

  • Leverage the power of the United States government and a special envoy to coordinate an effective response to the crisis in Nigeria
  • Eradicate the increasing violence that jeopardizes the stability of Nigeria, Europe, and the United States.

Our Work

ICON seeks to raise awareness around the major issues threatening the stability and safety of Nigeria’s people, provide solutions for the peace and restoration of Nigeria, and to hold their government accountable for inadequate or unjust actions.

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How You Help

We can raise our collective voice through sharing these issues on social media and imploring the United States Government to use its influence to provide much-needed support. Your donation helps provide the resources needed to build international awareness and create a special envoy to stop the atrocities in Nigeria.