Meeting the humanitarian needs of conflict communities in the North east Nigeria

North East Humanitarian Response

An already vulnerable population is still facing a life threatening situation, which shows no sign of ending in the foreseeable future. Oxfam has Response Coordination Office in Maiduguri and operational field bases in Damboa, Pulka, Gwoza and Mubi. We are currently responding in 17 sites in total.

The disaster profile of Nigeria is increasing. The deterioration in the security situation in Nigeria has resulted in the internal displacement of over 2.1 million people, predominantly in the northeast of Nigeria.

Our work through partners will directly meet the humanitarian needs of affected communities. Our reputation and experience will make us an effective broker and influencer of other humanitarian actors, enabling more effective coordination and response by the state and other agencies across Nigeria and the region. Eight years have passed since the beginning of the conflict between Jama'atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda'awati wal-Jihad, commonly known as Boko Haram and the Nigerian State and its Armed Forces. 17 million people live in the Lake Chad Region which has been affected by this crisis and it is estimated that 7 million of those people are now facing severe food insecurity. Millions have fled their homes, sheltering in camps,but more often sharing resources and living with host communities, which count among the world's poorest and most vulnerable. An already vulnerable population is still facing a life threatening situation, which shows no sign of ending in the foreseeable future.

Goals

  • Support internally displaced women, men and children to recover from conflict and build resilient livelihoods;
  • Build public support in Nigeria for effective gender sensitive humanitarian response and protection of human rights in crisis;
  • Integrate approaches to reduce disaster risk throughout our programs, and work with others to ensure adequate disaster risk reduction and preparedness response, including early warning systems and conflict transformation;
  • Provide Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Emergency Food Security and Vulnerable Livelihoods (EFSVL) and protection response to women, men and children affected by crises, and provide through partners' targets support for agro communities in response to identified trigger points.