Zannah Mustapha wins UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award

A Nigerian lawyer teacher & peacemaker ‘Zannah Mustapha’ has won the 2017 UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) for his work opening school amid conflict in north-eastern Nigeria. Mustapha founded a school 10 years ago in Maiduguri (the capital of Borno State) which is the epicentre of the Boko Haram insurgency. The school has stayed open throughout violence, persecution, and abductions which have left over 20,000 killed and millions more displaced. The school provides free education, as well as free meals, uniforms, and health care, to children affected by violence.