Over 2.9 million people have been internally displaced by the armed conflict in the North-East of Nigeria, that's according to UNHCR, the United Nations Refugee Agency. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is working in the North-East to meet the basic needs of displaced people living in makeshift camps, and thousands more affected by situations of violence such as clashes between farmers and herders in the North-West and as well as communal clashes and refugees is the South-South of the country.
-Yann Bonzon, Head of Delegation, ICRC in Nigeria
Working with the Nigerian Red Cross Society (NRCS) and in cooperation with Nigeria's Federal and State authorities, we provide food, water, shelter, medical care and physical rehabilitation, livelihood support and recovery, and strives to restore contact between separated families. With the COVID-19 pandemic adding a new layer of vulnerability to affected populations, we are committed to minimizing infections by incorporating COVID-19 preventive measures in all its interventions and providing personal protective equipment and other non-pharmaceutical items to affected people and health care facilities supported by the ICRC.
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