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 - December 2021

  • 580,696
    people received food, cash assistance or essential household items
  • 632,081
    consultations were carried out at ICRC-supported primary health care centers
  • 74,210
    children under five were diagnosed and treated for childhood illnesses
  • 579,000
    persons had improved access to clean water, shelter and sanitation.
  • 11,352
    received shelter kits consisting of roofing materials, door and window parts, while 3,243 got access to temporary or permanent shelter.
  • 24,877
    persons are being looked for by the ICRC following tracing requests made by families
  • 54
    visits were made to 16 places of detention to monitor conditions of detention and the treatment of detainees during which over 6,000 detainees were individually followed up by the ICRC.