Emergency Aid

Within the limits of available resources, House of Mercy Children’s Home, Lagos, Nigeria (HOM) engages and participates in emergency humanitarian assistance. We mainly contribute to projects for food, shelter, healthcare and education for children and women in emergency situations.

Examples of our emergency assistance work include the following:

Videos of our humanitarian assistance work in Northeast Nigeria and in Bukavu, Democratic Republic of Congo are available on YouTube and in our Video Gallery.

Our vision is of a prosperous and peaceful African continent where every child lives in safety and dignity and is enabled to reach his or her full potential.

“There is a new spirit abroad in the land. The old days of grab and greed are on their way out. We are beginning to think of what we owe the other fellow, not just what we’re compelled to give him. The time is coming when we cannot fill our bellies in comfort while the other fellow goes hungry, or sleep in warm beds while others shiver in the cold. And we shall not be able to kneel and thank God for blessings before our shining altars while men anywhere are kneeling in either physical or spiritual subjection. And, God willing, we will live to see that day.”

These stirring and optimistic words were Sherlock Holmes’ closing lines in the 1943 movie entitled Sherlock Holmes Faces Death.