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

From January to June 2019

  • 640,000
    people received food assistance and essential household items
  • 258,000
    accessed health care across 20 ICRC-supported primary health care centres
  • 37,850
    children under five received vaccines
  • 296
    water points were constructed or rehabilitated for displaced persons and residents
  • 1,600
    temporary shelters were built for newly displaced people
  • 21,000
    are being looked for by the ICRC following tracing requests made by families
  • 22,400
    detainees were visited in 21 places of detention