There have been increasing numbers of displaced in northeast Nigeria due to growing civil unrest. Many of those affected are women, girls, children, and the elderly. A state of emergency was declared in the north-eastern states of Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe, where more than 600,000 people have fled their homes since early 2013. This state of emergency was extended on two occasions due to the intensification of attacks. Over 8,000 people have died as a result of this civil unrest, with suicide attacks carried out using mostly women, children, and girls becoming common, at 10 per week. The number of internally-displaced stands at over two million.
The Nigerian Red Cross responds to the immediate humanitarian needs of those displaced by focusing on improved health and care, provision of clean water, sanitation facilities, emergency shelter, non-food items, promoting hygiene, psychosocial support, and restoring family links.
This project targets 150,000 people.
Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken
Emergency food aid, Material relief assistance and services
Disaster Management Phase