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 the international humanitarian law 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 2020

  • 458,531
    people received food and cash assistance, and essential household items
  • 578,042
    accessed health care across 23 ICRC-supported primary health care centers
  • 75,457
    children under five were treated for childhood illnesses
  • 249,618
    persons in armed conflict and violence areas had improved access to water and hygiene
  • 30,717
    people benefitted from the construction of temporary shelters in camps.
  • 23,992
    are being looked for by the ICRC following tracing requests made by families
  • 19,615
    persons in places of detention were visited and the conditions of their detention assessed.