Working in partnership with the Nigerian Red Cross Society, the ICRC continues to ensure that those affected by armed conflict and violence in Nigeria are given the assistance, livelihood sustaining materials, knowledge and skills to ease their suffering and improve the quality of their lives over time.
In 2018, the ICRC continued to respond to the humanitarian needs. We carried out cash assistance exercises, distribution of food and household items, provided vocational training and capital assistance programs aimed at improving the resilience of communities, and supported urban water projects.
Highlights of our work in Nigeria in 2018
|1,160,000 people received food assistance and essential household items|
|54,800 IDPs and returnees received support for housing|
|Improved access to clean water for 460,000 people in conflict-affected areas|
|547,200 consultations were made across 20 ICRC-supported primary health care centres|
|Visited 24,000 detainees to assess their conditions of containment|
|Treated 10,200 children under five years of age for severe acute malnutrition|
|450 persons whose relatives had lost contact with, were found or their whereabouts clarified|
For more information, read the full update of our work in Nigeria.