Every year, the harmattan season occurs in Nigeria between November and March. Marked by extreme cold temperatures and dry-dusty wind, it is harshest in the North-Eastern region. This comes with many health hazards such as pneumonia, exacerbated asthma, etc. Children are the most vulnerable to the harmattan, especially those displaced as a result of violent extremist activities.
In partnership with the Positive Women Development Initiative, WAVE launched the Blanket Project to better equip Internally Displaced children for the harmattan.
Through the Blanket Project, we raised funds to buy harmattan necessities (petroleum jelly, socks, blankets) for children in IDP camps in Yola & Jos.