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.

In numbers

Between January and March 2017

  • 286,000
    people in the north-east and Middle Belt regions received food rations
  • 1,880
    children under the age of five were treated for severe malnutrition in ICRC-supported clinics in Borno South, North East Nigeria
  • 130,000
    patients attended 23 ICRC-supported centres for primary health care and 3 mobile clinics
  • 89,000
    displaced persons, returnees, and residents received access to clean water
  • 24,000
    displaced persons in camps in Borno State, North East Nigeria live in 4,000 shelters built by ICRC
  • 17,000
    detainees in prisons and detention facilities were visited to assess their living conditions
  • 2,000
    displaced persons received assistance from the ICRC mental health and psychosocial support program

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