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.

In numbers

Between January and September 2017

  • 400,000
    people in the north-east and Middle Belt regions received food rations
  • 6,500
    children under the age of five were treated for severe malnutrition in ICRC-supported clinics in north-east Nigeria
  • 405,000
    patients attended 23 ICRC-supported centres for primary health care and 3 mobile clinics
  • 213,000
    displaced persons, returnees, and residents received access to clean water
  • 36,500
    returnees and persons affected by communal clashes received ICRC support to rebuild their houses
  • 23,500
    detainees in prisons and detention facilities were visited to assess their living conditions
  • 5,500
    displaced persons received assistance from the ICRC mental health and psychosocial support program