Nigeria: Facts and figures from January to June 2021

Nigeria: Facts and figures from January to June 2021

Article 09 September 2021 Nigeria

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.

"The challenges of meeting humanitarian need in the face of a global pandemic continue to revolve around security, access and misperceptions of humanitarian motives. Despite this, we were able to provide significant assistance to people affected by armed conflict and violence in different parts of the country. We remain committed to delivering sustainable and needs based humanitarian interventions to affected people.

-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.

Click to download the Facts and Figures infographics covering January to June 2021. 

Highlights of our work: January-June 2021

medical consultations were carried out by ICRC-supported Primary Health Care centres.
people received food and cash assistance, and essential household items
received shelter kits consisting of roofing materials, door and window parts
persons in armed conflict and violence areas had improved access to water, while another 118,000 persons received soap to improve hygiene
persons received agricultural support including seeds and tools such as rakes and hoes.
persons are being looked for by the ICRC following tracing requests made by families