Responding to the humanitarian needs in Nigeria

Jos subdelegation facts and figures from 2018

The International Committee of the Red Cross subdelegation in Jos, Plateau state, was established in 2012 in response to the humanitarian needs that rose due to the communal violence in the region. Together with the ICRC office in Kano, the Jos subdelegation covers a total of five states including Bauchi, Benue, Kaduna, Nasarawa and Taraba.

In 2018, the ICRC provided emergency relief and restored livelihoods. Working with the Nigerian Red Cross Society, we reunited family members who had been separated because of the conflict. Our teams also worked to improve access to health care and emergency preparedness.

Highlights of our work from the Jos subdelegation in 2018:

Provided cash and essential household items to 212,000 people in Bauchi, Benue, Kaduna, Plateau, Nasarawa and Taraba states.
Distributed food to 208,000 displaced persons in camps and host communities in Benue, Nasarawa, Plateau and Taraba states.
Visited 175 detainees in detention centres in Bauchi, Kaduna and Plateau states to assess their treatment and conditions of detention.
Provided antenatal care services to 5,400 women.
Distributed cash and seeds to boost the crop production of 6,200 people in Kaduna and Plateau states who depend on farming.


For more information, read the full update of our work from the Jos subdelegation.


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