Nigeria Humanitarian Emergency

Three female students
UNFPA Nigeria

Now entering its ninth year, the crisis in north-east Nigeria has created vulnerabilities and humanitarian concerns, since the first Boko Haram insurgency in 2009. While scaled-up and fast response by aid groups and the Government helped avert the threat of famine in 2017, food insecurity and malnutrition remain high owing to the depredation of the conflict. An estimated 7.7 million people are in acute need of protection and assistance. The conflict in the Lake Chad Basin has displaced around 2.2 million people, 1.6 million in Nigeria’s northeast alone. Hundreds of thousands of Nigerians have fled to neighbouring Chad, Cameroon and Niger. Sexual violence, including rape, is a defining characteristic of the ongoing conflict, with 6 out of 10 women in the northeast having experienced one or more forms of gender-based violence (GBV). UNFPA supported 58 mobile clinics through our mobile outreach teams and will continue its strong presence in the GBV sub-cluster and sexual and reproductive health / Minimum Initial Service Package working group in 2018.

Country Population: 182.2 mil
Level of Crisis:
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Humanitarian needs

7.70 million
1.93 million
236,775
2.41 million
Last updated on - 10 April 2017
UNFPA Nigeria/Ololade Daniel

Humanitarian funding

Resources in $

Key results2017

  • People Reached
    Total people reached with all types of SRH services
    750,534
    People reached with Dignity Kits
    14,795
    Total people reached with Adolescent SRH
    239,420
    Total people reached with all types of GBV services
    304,173
    UNFPA-assisted safe deliveries
    65,624
    Affected population who directly benefited from all types of emergency RH kits
    157,707
    Women and girls accessing services provided through Service Delivery Points (SDPs) that are equipped with Post-Rape Kits
    36,675
    GBV survivors reached
    46,852
    Affected population reached with Family Planning services
    277,809
  • Services delivered
    Number of mobile clinics
    185
    Functional health facilities supported by UNFPA that provide Emergency Obstetric Care (EmOC)
    185
    Number of safe spaces
    21
    Number of service delivery points supported that provide clinical management of rape
    60
    Maternity health facilities/tents/homes operationalized with UNFPA support
    211
    Dignity Kits distributed
    14,795
  • Capacity building
    Youth facilitators and volunteers trained on sexual and reproductive health
    60
    Personnel trained on Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care
    202
    Personnel trained on Minimum Initial Package (MISP)
    202
    Personnel trained on clinical management of rape
    180
    Personnel trained on psycho-social support
    120
    Health personnel trained on gender-based violence case management
    90

Emergencies updates and resources

Disclaimer
  • 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.
  • L1: Humanitarian crises in which the national and international resources available in the affected country are sufficient for the required response.
  • L2: Humanitarian crises requiring significant support from neighbouring countries, regional organizations and possibly humanitarian agency headquarters.
  • L3: Major, sudden-onset humanitarian crises requiring mobilization across the humanitarian system.
  • Crisis levels are determined by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee, a forum of UN and non-UN humanitarian partners.