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.


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

Establishment of the Somalia Inter-Agency Disability Inclusion Task Team

By Heidi Villikka|12. February 2024

On 18th January 2024 as part of Phase 3 – Leave no one behind! Project, HI’s Somalia project team presented the objectives to establish the Somalia Inter-Agency Technical Support Task Team (SIDITT) during the monthly meeting of the Disability Inclusion Working Group DIWG under the Protection Cluster in Mogadishu, Somalia. The Disability Inclusion Working Group […]

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CBM Supports the Launch of the Disability Working Group in Northeast Nigeria

By Heidi Villikka|24. January 2024

On October 31st, a Disability Working Group (DWG) for North-East Nigeria was launched at the Pinnacle Hotel in Maiduguri, Borno State (Nigeria). Over 70 participants took part in the launch-event, representing a bright field of different organizations consisting of Nigerian Organisations of Persons with Disabilities like JONAPWD (Joint National Association of Persons with disabilities) Borno […]

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Mapping Exercise Unveils Gaps and Opportunities in the Use of Protection Needs Assessment Tools for Disability Inclusion

By Heidi Villikka|15. January 2024

Phase 3- Leave No One Behind! project has issued a detailed mapping exercise which assessed if and to which extend global and local protection needs assessment tools identify disability-specific risks, barriers, enablers and capacities. Despite notable advancements in disability inclusion, the study revealed inconsistencies and areas for further improvement in humanitarian needs assessment tools and […]

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