Nigeria - Facts and Figures From January to June 2021

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Over 2.9 million people have been internally displaced by the armed conflict in the North-East of Nigeria, that's according to UNHCR, the United Nations Refugee Agency. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is working in the North-East to meet the basic needs of displaced people leaving in makeshift camps, and thousands more affected by situations of violence such as clashes between farmers and herders in the North-West and as well as communal clashes and refugees is the South-South of the country.

"The challenges of meeting humanitarian need in the face of a global pandemic continue to revolve around security, access and misperceptions of humanitarian motives. Despite this, we were able to provide significant assistance to people affected by armed conflict and violence in different parts of the country. We remain committed to delivering sustainable and needs based humanitarian interventions to affected people.

Highlights of our work: January-June 2021


medical consultations were carried out by ICRC-supported Primary Health Care centres.


people received food and cash assistance, and essential household items


received shelter kits consisting of roofing materials, door and window parts


persons in armed conflict and violence areas had improved access to water, while another 118,000 persons received soap to improve hygiene


persons received agricultural support including seeds and tools such as rakes and hoes.


persons are being looked for by the ICRC following tracing requests made by families

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