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.

Latest Update
In numbers

In 2018

  • 1,160,000
    people received food assistance and essential household items
  • 547,260
    consultations were made across 20 ICRC-supported primary health care centres
  • 10,280
    children under five suffering from severe acute malnutrition were treated in ICRC-supported facilities
  • 460,000
    persons in armed conflict and violence areas had improved access to clean water
  • 54,880
    IDPs and returnees received support for housing with the distribution of emergency and temporary shelters
  • 24,000
    detainees in 29 places of detention across Nigeria were visited and their conditions of containment assessed
  • 22,970
    children were delivered in ICRC-supported clinics or at home by ICRC-trained and equipped traditional birth attendants