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Abuja, 17 October 2018- We, the international NGO community, stand in solidarity with our colleagues of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). We are deeply saddened and condemn the killing of Hauwa Mohammed Liman, a dedicated and passionate aid worker. Hauwa Mohammed Liman was based in Rann, Borno state providing health services to civilians who continue to...
There is tension in the air and people are restless. There are rumours that something is going to happen so the school is closed early. As Hassan Modu steps out of his school to begin his journey home, there is an explosion. Although Hassan escapes unharmed, two of his colleagues are killed in the blast. Hassan Modu (53) is the...
Mai Bunu Mustapha was once a beans trader who had about 40 apprentices under his supervision. He had big clients in Lagos and other parts of the country. The 60-year-old Bolori resident is one of the recipients of food items under the WFP funded food security intervention. He says his standard of living has greatly improved since the intervention of...
The Problem The magnitude of the humanitarian crisis in north-east Nigeria has driven 1.7 million people away from their homes to camps and host communities, where those without relatives resort to using twigs and grasses to make ad hoc shelters outside the communities or in some cases, within host communities. The nearly decade-long crisis is characterised by massive destruction of social...
Maiduguri, 12 April – The Nigeria INGO Forum cautioned today that international NGOs operating in north-east Nigeria would not be able to address a sharp increase in humanitarian needs in Bama that may occur as a result of the relocation of civilians currently being carried out by the Nigerian authorities. “Members of the INGO Forum who work in Maiduguri and...
February 8, 2018 – As the 2018 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) is launched by the Government of Nigeria and the international humanitarian community, the Nigeria INGO Forum – a consortium of 36 leading international non-government organizations (INGOs) – reiterates its commitment to operate in accordance with global standards including humanitarian principles and adherence to host country’s laws. INGO Forum members...
The Nigeria Joint Response (NJR) is one of several Joint Responses (JR), the Dutch government funds through the Dutch Relief Alliance (DRA), in countries with acute and protracted humanitarian crises. Through JRs, INGOs as a consortium, federate their strengths to reach collaboratively as well as in a more coordinated and timely manner, beneficiaries in need. To localize aid provided...
NIF commits to the development and capacity building of NGOs to be able to operate in a principled and effective manner in Nigeria through dedicated training support on commonly identified needs and gaps. Since September 2017, NIF has organized trainings for INGOs and local partners in the 3 north-east states (Adamawa, Borno and Yobe) including 7 deep-field locations in...
NIF builds alliances between INGOs and provides collective positioning on critical issues such as principled response, protection, access and funding, to influence key formal and informal policy makers at country, regional and international levels. Since October 2017, NIF has organized four meetings with traditional leaders in Borno state, the first time INGOs had collectively engaged.
NIF represents the interests of its INGO members in external coordination mechanisms, with key stakeholders, and ensures INGO participation in critical decision-making platforms to guide an inclusive, effective and principled response.
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