• Nigeria’s weak primary health system cannot cope with pandemics

    By Ifedilichukwu Ekene Innocent, Advocacy, Campaign and Policy Manager, Survive programme In a bid to strengthen the weak health system in Nigeria – especially at the primary health care (PHC) level – in 2014, the federal government of Nigeria finally signed into law the National Health Act. Persuading the government to take this step took […]

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  • Kano and the COVID 19 Challenge: Memo to Governor Ganduje

    With 174 confirmed cases of COVID-19 infection in last three days, Kano is rapidly becoming the epicenter of the virus in Nigeria. Considering the economic centrality of Kano, this can be a significant risk to the rest of northern Nigeria and other neighboring West and Central African countries. Key challenges to the response in Kano […]

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  • How Mercy Corps is responding to COVID-19 pandemic in Borno state

    Community Sensitization and Training in Dikwa, Borno State Mercy Corps Nigeria is implementing a series of activities under her Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) funded Recovery and Assistance Initiative for Borno programme to increase awareness of COVID-19 and preventative measures to curb its spread. Read More

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  • International NGO community condemns killing of four abducted aid workers in Nigeria

    Abuja, 14 December 2019 – The international NGO community stands in solidarity with our colleagues of Action Against Hunger (AAH-ACF). We are deeply saddened and condemn the recent killing of four humanitarian workers, previously abducted along the Maiduguri-Damasak road on 18 July 2019. We are calling on all relevant stakeholders to ensure that Grace Taku, […]

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  • International NGO Community endeavor to provide lifesaving relief, recovery and development assistance in NE Nigeria

    ABUJA, October 30, 2019 – The Nigerian INGO Forum – a platform of 50 international non-government organizations (INGOs) – draws attention to the urgent needs and our continued commitment to continue providing life-saving, recovery and development assistance to the 7.1 million people in need in the north-east states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe. This year […]

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  • INGO Staffing Dashboard – 2018

    The information in this dashboard is accurate as of October 2018. It summarises the staffing details of national and international staff within INGOs. National staff make up 94% of the total 5,233 staff from 32 INGOs operating in Nigeria. In the north-east, there is a slightly higher concentration of internationals in Maiduguri (8%), less in […]

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  • INGO Humanitarian Dashboard on Northeast Nigeria – 2017

    In 2017, over 4 million people received humanitarian and recovery assistance from 18 INGOs across 50 LGAs in north-east states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe. WASH has the highest reach of all the nine listed sectors, with two INGOs involved in recovery initiatives (livelihood, mine risk education and peace building). National staff made up 91% […]

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  • INGO Humanitarian Dashboard on Northeast Nigeria – Quarter 1, 2018

    With the north-east Nigeria conflict continuing into its ninth year, more than 7.7 million are in dire need of humanitarian relief and recovery assistance. In the first quarter of 2018, 26 INGOs provided assistance to 2.5 million people across 51 LGAs in the three most affected states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe. About 2.1 million […]

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  • Forum Post: Nigeria INGO Forum Quarterly Newsletter – Issue 12 & 13 (October 2018 – March 2019)

    In this edition, NIF’s effort in keeping international community informed of critical priorities and emerging issues in the north-east response was highlighted. From landmark dialogue between UK Secretary of State for Defence and civil society in Maiduguri to a briefing in Geneva on an overlooked protection situation in the north-east crisis. Others include how NIF […]

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  • North-east Nigeria: An overlooked protection crisis

    Now in its 10th year, the crisis in north-east Nigeria is first and foremost a Protection Crisis. The rapidly deteriorating situation in the region due to ongoing armed hostilities has continued to exposed civilians to different dangers, including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse. Since November 2018, over 104,000 people have arrived overcrowded camps and are […]

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