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July 28, 2020

Humanitarian Action: The Joint Church Aid and Health Care Intervention in the Nigeria-Biafra War, 1967-1970

By Arua Oko Omaka

Humanitarian Action: The Joint Church Aid and Health Care Intervention in the Nigeria-Biafra War, 1967-1970 (2014) focuses on the formation of the Joint Church Aid (JCA) as a humanitarian organization and examines its efforts to provide health care those acutely impacted by the Nigerian Civil War. Even though JCA’s health care intervention in Biafra was restricted to minimal care because of a lack of essential medications, equipment, food, and epidemiological expertise, JCA still managed to provide basic health care to more than 10 million persons in Biafra during the war without creating long-term dependency.

Omaka, Arua Oko. “Humanitarian Action: The Joint Church Aid and Health Care Intervention in the Nigeria-Biafra War, 1967-1970.” Canadian Journal History, vol. 49, no. 3 (2014), 423-447.