In Nigeria, the ICRC helps people affected by armed conflict and violence, particularly in the North-East, the North-Central and the South-South states. We promote international humanitarian law and other rules that protect people during armed violence and we support the emergency-response work of the Nigerian Red Cross Society.

Latest Update
In numbers

January - June 2021

  • 490,470
    people received food and cash assistance, and essential household items
  • 306,342
    consultations were carried out at ICRC-supported primary health care centers
  • 35,500
    children under five were diagnosed and treated for childhood illnesses
  • 163,000
    persons in armed conflict and violence areas had improved access to water, while 118,000 received soap to improve hygiene
  • 11,352
    received shelter kits consisting of roofing materials, door and window parts.
  • 24,476
    persons are being looked for by the ICRC following tracing requests made by families
  • 12,900
    We visited 13 places of detention to monitor and improve conditions of detention of over 12,900