On the outskirts of Maiduguri, Muna informal camp for internally displaced persons. Women wait beside food stacks distributed by the ICRC. CC BY-NC-ND / ICRC / Mackenzie Knowles-Coursin
The ICRC has significantly scaled up its humanitarian response to civilians affected by the armed violence in North East Nigeria.
In 2016 we continue to provide food, shelter and essential household items to displaced persons. We have also facilitated access to clean water and medical care, as well as restored family links.
Highlights of our work in Nigeria between January and October 2016
|966,000 returnees and residents of Nigeria received food rations for up to 3 months|
| ||282,000 returnees received agricultural inputs to start farming again|
| ||422,000 IDPs received essential household items|
| ||40,000 cattle and 10,500 sheep and goats belonging to 5,570 people were vaccinated to protect livelihoods|
| ||396,000 patients treated at 16 ICRC-supported health care centres and 8 mobile clinics|
| ||253,000 IDPs, returnees and residents gained access to water to improve their sanitation and hygiene conditions|
| || Visited 21,952 detainees to help improve their living conditions|
For more information, read the full update on our work in Nigeria.