Workers from the local community build a shelter using soil stabilizing bricks in Buni Yadi, Yobe State. CC BY-NC-ND / ICRC / Adavize Baiye
The International Committee of the Red Cross established an office in Damaturu, Yobe state in 2014. With a mission to assist victims of armed conflict, the ICRC carries out activities in six priority areas including Damaturu, Geidam, Gujba, Gulani, Potiskum, and Yunusari local government areas.
In 2018 we assisted in the rebuilding of houses for the most vulnerable population, including the elderly, female-headed households, orphans, and people living with disabilities. Working with the Nigerian Red Cross Society, we worked to restore family links that were broken as a result of the conflict.
Highlights of our work in Yobe state in 2018.
|9,980 returnees and residents in Gujba, Geidam and Ynusari received seeds|
|39,800 people received medical care at ICRC-supported health care centres|
|100 carpenters and masons received training|
|360 deliveries took place in three primary health care centres|
|12,555 community members were sensitized on prevention of cholera, whooping cough and cerebral spinal meningitis|
For more information, read the full update of our work in Yobe state, Nigeria.