Nigeria Humanitarian Emergency

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Country Population:

182.2 mil

Level of crisis

  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3

The ongoing crisis in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states in Northeast Nigeria has created severe humanitarian needs. Conflict between non-state armed groups and government forces has resulted in mass displacement, food insecurity and increased protection risks for civilians. Risks are compounded by climate-related shocks and disease outbreaks. Violence against women and girls is widespread. A considerable number of women and girls have been abducted by armed actors, where they may be subjected to sexual violence and forced marriage. UNFPA is providing sexual and reproductive health and gender-based violence service and information to affected people, including through safe spaces for women and young people, and continues its strong presence in the GBV sub-cluster and the SRH/Minimum Initial Service Package working group.

Humanitarian needs

Last updated on - April 2021

Total people in need

7.7 million

Women of reproductive age

1.8 million

Pregnant women


Young people

2.5 million

Humanitarian funding

Resources in US$

Key results2020

UNFPA-assisted safe deliveries

Total people reached with all types of GBV services

Affected population reached with Family Planning services

Number of women of reproductive age (aged 15-49) reached with SRH services

Number of people reached with SRH/GBV information and awareness activities

Number of people reached with personal protective equipment (PPE) supplies

Number of people reached with Humanitarian Cash & Voucher Assistance

Functional health facilities supported by UNFPA that provide Emergency Obstetric Care (EmOC)

Dignity Kits distributed

Number of safe spaces

Number of adolescent and youth-friendly spaces supported by UNFPA

Number of health facilities that provide specialized GBV services (including Clinical Management of Rape), supported by UNFPA

Personnel trained on clinical management of rape

Personnel trained on Minimum Initial Package (MISP)

  • Results data are reported and updated as they become available.
  • -Targets and UNFPA's populations of concern, including women of reproductive age and pregnant women, are estimated using the MISP calculator.
  • -Funding estimates are based on country planning processes, including inter-agency humanitarian response plans and regional refugee and resilience plans.

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