Maiduguri is the largest city in northeast Nigeria and the capital of Borno State.
Hear Zara Ahmadu, a community engagement officer with the International Rescue Committee in Maiduguri, talk about the challenges facing the city and how ACRC can help address them through research into governance structures and supporting locally-driven solutions.
Header photo credit: International Rescue Committee
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