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 results2018

  • People Reached
    People reached with Dignity Kits
    3,195
    UNFPA-assisted safe deliveries
    43,968
    Affected population who directly benefited from all types of emergency RH kits
    141,028
    Women and girls accessing services provided through Service Delivery Points (SDPs) that are equipped with Post-Rape Kits
    579
    GBV survivors reached
    78,077
    Affected population reached with Family Planning services
    5,762
  • Services delivered
    Number of mobile clinics
    58
    Functional health facilities supported by UNFPA that provide Emergency Obstetric Care (EmOC)
    119
    Number of safe spaces
    27
    Number of service delivery points supported that provide clinical management of rape
    25
    Maternity health facilities/tents/homes operationalized with UNFPA support
    67
    Dignity Kits distributed
    3,915
  • Capacity building
    Youth facilitators and volunteers trained on sexual and reproductive health
    35
    Personnel trained on Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care
    40
    Personnel trained on Minimum Initial Package (MISP)
    90
    Personnel trained on clinical management of rape
    59
    Personnel trained on psycho-social support
    60

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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.