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 2019

  • 745,000
    people received food assistance and essential household items
  • 565,400
    accessed health care across 18 ICRC-supported primary health care centres & 1 mobile health unit
  • 64,000
    children under five were treated for childhood illnesses
  • 417,000
    persons in armed conflict and violence areas had improved access to water and hygiene
  • 5,800
    temporary shelters were built for 34,400 displaced people
  • 21,630
    are being looked for by the ICRC following tracing requests made by families
  • 23,200
    persons in places of detention were visited and the conditions of their detention assessed.