Nigeria Humanitarian Emergency

Three female students
UNFPA Nigeria

The crisis in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states in Northeast Nigeria, now in its twelfth year, has created severe humanitarian needs. Ongoing conflict between non-state armed groups and government forces has created high levels of displacement and food insecurity and has exacerbated protection risks for civilians. Risks are compounded by climate-related shocks and disease outbreaks. Violence against women and girls is widespread, particularly denial of resources and access to services, forced and child marriage, and physical and psychological violence. Faced with a lack of livelihood opportunities, some women are forced to resort to survival sex to meet their basic needs. A considerable number of women and girls have been abducted by armed actors and are subjected to sexual violence and forced marriage. UNFPA is providing sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and gender-based violence services (GBV) and information to affected people, including through its mobile outreach teams, and continues its strong presence in the GBV sub-cluster and the SRH/Minimum Initial Service Package (MISP) working group.

Country Population: 182.2 mil

Humanitarian needs

3.00 million
Last updated on - 14 July 2020
UNFPA Nigeria/Ololade Daniel

Humanitarian funding

Resources in $

Key results2019

  • People Reached
    Total women reached with all types of SRH services
    People reached with Dignity Kits
    Total people reached with Adolescent SRH
    Total people reached with all types of GBV services
    Affected population reached with Family Planning services
  • Services delivered
    Number of mobile clinics
    Functional health facilities supported by UNFPA that provide Emergency Obstetric Care (EmOC)
    Number of safe spaces
    Health facilities that incorporate one-stop centers for GBV survivors, supported by UNFPA
  • Capacity strengthening
    Youth facilitators and volunteers trained on sexual and reproductive health
    Personnel trained on Minimum Initial Package (MISP)
    Personnel trained on clinical management of rape
    Has established a functional system for safe and ethical gender-based incident data management

Emergencies related listing

  • 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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