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Humanitarian Aid in Nigeria through Dutch Relief Alliance

Since 2013 in North East Nigeria over 2.1 million people are known to be currently displaced internally. This project supports humanitarian needs of 10.000 internally displaced people (IDP) by providing food relief and through capacity building on early warning/response to violence as well as health and sanitation messaging. ACT Alliance partner Christian Aid carries out the project.

  • Location
  • Start project
    2016
  • Projectstatus
    Active
  • ID: NL-KVK-56484038-C_005908
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Background

The ongoing human insecurity in North East Nigeria which escalated since 2013 due to increasing attack by insurgencies continues to create an urgent humanitarian situation in the country (SRP, 2014 and 2015). According to the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM)2, over 2.1 million people are known to be currently displaced internally in the states of Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Taraba, Yobe, Nassarawa and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

Majority of the displaced persons have been women and children, half of whom are under five years of age. The situation has impacted negatively on household’s food and nutrition and security as many households have lost productive assets and regular sources of livelihood turning many into destitute, as recorded in the recent concluded Humanitarian Needs Assessment September, 2015 conducted by INGO Forum, Nigeria.

Food emerges as the number one need in all four states (Borno, Yobe, Gombe and Adamawa) regardless of household status. This is evident both through quantitative data on households consumption and expenditure, as well as in priorities discussed in community discussions. In general the Food Security (FS) and Households (HHS) data from the four states confirm that the most severe hunger and lowest food consumption – and potentially highest levels of food insecurity and need for assistance- is currently seen in Yobe, Gombe and Adamawa, where over 90% of both IDP (92%) and host households (96%) experience either moderate or severe hunger.

Similarly, the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector is equally showing that 1,150.312 people are in need of WASH, due to the fact that consequent insecurity resulting in population displacement and distortions in local access to WASH facilities. An updated WASH situation in the LGAs in Borno, Yobe, Gombe and Adamawa state 2015 NEMA/HCT Returnee Assessment3 shows that a number of the water points had been poisoned, vandalised or fallen into a state of dis-repair due to lack of system for maintenance including poor supply chain for spare parts, thus limiting access to WASH. Open defecation is also very much in practice around the IDP camps and host communities, as access to latrine is very limited and below SPHERE Standards.The assessment has it that 55% of the population in Adamawa state has no access to improved water; 70% are without access to improved sanitation facilities and 76% have no hand washing facilities. All the three indicators constitute heightened risk for diarrhoea disease including cholera, while some host communities members have discriminated against IDPs in accessing WASH facilities.

Currently, most humanitarian actors are focusing their interventions in Borno and less attention is given to other states like Gombe and Adamawa, while displaced persons are still in need of humanitarian assistance especially Food, NFI and WASH etc.Consequently, Christian Aid Nigeria in collaboration with ICCO Netherlands is proposing to implement an Integrated Food Security, Non-Food Items and WASH Relief Assistance for 10,000 IDPs/host communities in Adamawa and Gombe States in Nigeria for 6 months to compliment what other actors started in the CA/ICCO selected state. Christian Aid will work collaboratively with the two local partners (JPRM and JDF) as well as the Nigerian Red Cross and the State Emergency Management Authority (SEMA) in Adamawa and Gombe to ensure shared skills and knowledge during the period of implementation.
Humanitarian Aid in Nigeria through Dutch Relief Alliance

Initial situation

The Humanitarian Needs Assessment September, 2015 conducted by INGO Forum, Nigeria showed concerns about food as the number one priority need.

Target group

10.000 Internally Displace People

Goals overview

Project goals are:

• Provide and distribute food relief items to IDPs through monthly cash transfer vouchers; provide agricultural inputs; train and provide financial support IDPs to start IGAs
• Capacity building on early warning/response to violence; and reporting and establish a monitoring/reporting mechanism.
• Health and sanitation messaging; distribute water treatment items; joint WASH planning; rehabilitate water points; construct sanitation facilities; train technicians and provide hand-pump kits; establish WASH committees