In Nigeria, the ICRC helps people affected by armed conflict and violence, particularly in the north-east, the Middle Belt and the Niger Delta states. We promote IHL and other rules that protect people during armed violence and we support the emergency-response work of the Nigerian Red Cross.

Latest Update
In numbers

In 2017

  • 450,500
    people in the North-East and Middle Belt regions received food rations
  • 581,300
    patients, including 55,400 children attended 25 ICRC-supported centres for primary health care and 4 mobile clinics
  • 15,700
    children under five suffering from severe acute malnutrition were treated in ICRC-supported clinics
  • 860,000
    displaced persons, returnees, and residents gained access to clean water
  • 92,300
    returnees and persons affected by communal clashes received ICRC support to rebuild their houses
  • 29,000
    detainees in prisons and detention facilities were visited to assess their living conditions
  • 9,100
    people affected by the armed conflict and other situations of violence received psychosocial support