West & North Africa


After more than a decade of active conflict, the crisis in North Eastern Nigeria remains one of the most severe in the world. Forced displacement, exacerbated by climate shocks and disease outbreaks, have left millions of people in need of humanitarian assistance and protection across the BAY (Borno, Adamawa and Yobe) States.

Current situation

Sudden, large-scale displacements have triggered worsening living conditions in the region’s already-congested camps and informal settlements, perpetuating and heightening the already severe protection risks. Climate change has also been attributable to worsening flooding and the rise of public health emergencies such as Cholera. The protective environment also continues to decline with continual outbreaks of violence further restricting humanitarian access.

Core sectors Nigeria

Economic Recovery
Humanitarian Disarmament and Peacebuilding
Shelter and Settlements
Camp Coordination and Camp Management

Displacement trends

Source: | DRC Foresight

  • 01 Aug 2022

    Diaspora Emergency Action & Coordination (DEMAC)

Why we are there

The lack of economic and livelihood opportunities, marked deterioration in food security, public health emergencies and limited access to essential basic services, have all negatively impacted the well-being and further undermined the resilience of IDPs, returnees, and host communities in Nigeria.

What we do

DRC has had an operational presence in Nigeria since 2015, and has been working in several Local Government Areas (LGAs) across the BAY states. DRC provides life-saving assistance and protection to vulnerable, conflict-affected populations including IDPs, returnees, and host communities in the sectors of armed violence reduction, livelihoods, nutrition and food security, protection, shelter and Non-Food Items (NFI) and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH).

The operational context in northeastern Nigeria remains challenging, as the ongoing conflict impedes conflict-affected communities’ access to the limited basic services that are available, and it also impedes DRC and other humanitarian actors from getting access to persons of concern.


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