Nigeria

Nigeria is one of our pilot countries in West Africa. The project activities are coordinated by CBM.

In Nigeria we will focus on the humanitarian response in the North-East of Nigeria through supporting local Organisations of Persons with Disabilities in Maiduguri, Borno State. We will also conduct trainings and provide support to mainstream humanitarian actors.

Current activity: Training and Technical Support to NGO Street Child.

Background

Nigeria has a total population of about 211 Mio people. The protracted crisis resulting from armed conflict with non-state armed groups in north-east Nigeria continues. Due to this conflict an estimated 3,3 Mio people are internally displaced, hundred of thousand have fled to neighbouring states, essential services and agriculture production are disrupted, and livelihoods destroyed. Humanitarian operations are difficult, dangerous and costly, supply routes often insecure. Therefore 1 million people find themselves in areas currently inaccessible to international aid. Malnutrition is a major problem, especially amongst children. Health crisis such as COVID-19 or a recent Cholera outbreak in the BAY states worsen the situation, especially for vulnerable groups of people and in overcrowded “garnison towns” and refugee camps.

In recent years CBM has implemented large projects with a strong focus on humanitarian and transitional aid in the crisis-affected northeast of the country. CBM has also expanded its humanitarian interventions to respond to humanitarian needs arising from clashes between pastoralists and farmers. CBM is also providing services to refugees from Cameroon, who have been displaced through the so-called “Anglophone Crisis”.   

Disability-Inclusion in Humanitarian Response 

There has been some improvement related to disability mainstreaming among humanitarian actors. Especially trough a DFID-funded disability audit , the gaps in disability inclusion where clearly articulated. This led to a growing interest of international NGOs and United-Nations-agencies to work towards an inclusive humanitarian response. There is still a large gap in systematically addressing disability inclusion as a mainstream issue. The Human Response Plan 2022 shows a solid improvement on disability-disaggregated data.  

 

Updates from all Pilot Countries

Somaliland Launches an Interactive Way of Learning

By Heidi Villikka|4. January 2023

As part of the Leave No One Behind! project activities, our Somaliland country team organized 3 days of Review, Adapt, Action and Learning (RAAL) laboratory workshop in Hargeisa in December 2022. This was attended by protection cluster partners, including local non-governmental organizations (LNGOs), international non-governmental organizations (INGOs), organizations of persons with disabilities (OPDs). The RAAL […]

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Project Launch in Somalia and Somaliland

By Heidi Villikka|7. December 2022

On 12th and 17th October 2022, HI’s Somalia Team organized kick-off workshops in Hargeisa and in Mogadishu, attended by twenty-eight protection cluster partners, including national non-governmental organizations (NNGOs), international non-governmental organizations (INGOs), organizations of persons with disabilities (OPDs) and United Nations agencies (UN). The main objective of the workshops was to launch the Phase 3 […]

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