In Nigeria, the ICRC helps people affected by armed conflict and violence, particularly in the North-East. 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 - December 2023

  • 26,400
    families received cash assistance to purchase food and other essential items in communities with functioning markets.
  • 57,000
    people received standard food rations.
  • 40,900
    farming families received staple and cash crop seeds to improve food production capacities during the rainy season.
  • 54,000
    mothers were trained to identify malnutrition using the Mid Upper Arm Circumference Technique (MUAC)
  • 118,767
    children under five years old were diagnosed and treated using the ICRC-supported diagnostic Algorithm for the Management of Childhood illnesses, known as the ALMANACH.
  • 302,700
    people had improved access to clean water and sanitation facilities in 43 communities in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states
  • 15,900
    people benefitted from shelter interventions.
  • 1,371
    were exchanged between detainees and their families during ICRC visits to places of detention.