Members Call on Nigerian Government, International Community to Work Together to Bring Back Our Girls
Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Chair Marcia L. Fudge (OH-11), Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18), Rep. Barbara Lee (CA-13), Rep. Karen Bass (CA-37) and Rep. Janice Hahn (CA-44) met with Nigerian officials at the Nigerian Embassy to discuss how the international community can work together to rescue nearly 300 girls and young women abducted by Boko Haram in Nigeria.
The Members identified Boko Haram as a terrorist organization and strongly condemned the targeting of girls and women as casualties of war around the world.
The Members also called on the international community to create a relief fund to support Nigerian girls and young women who have been victims of Boko Haram.
Members of the Congressional Black Caucus will meet with Secretary of State John Kerry today, to discuss the situation in Nigeria among other critical foreign affairs issues.