Info for Nigerian diaspora



Since 2009 the conflict in North-East Nigeria has continued to uproot the lives of those who have now and continue to be rendered refugees. According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), over two million people have fled their homes and it is estimated that nearly 8 million people in the states of Borno, Adamawa, and Yobe are in need of cross-border humanitarian assistance. There are a number of NGOs and international humanitarian organisations that coordinate projects to provide the assistance needed in multiple capacities. This paper provides information regarding organisations that have programmes that could support or partner with diaspora organisations.

Overview Humanitarian Structures Nigeria
Infographic Humanitarian Coordination Structures


The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Nigeria aims to mobilize and coordinate humanitarian assistance for people in the region who are in need. This is done through various initiatives such as the Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) and the Nigeria Humanitarian Fund (NHF). HRP is a general budget created by OCHA with the purpose of addressing the most critical humanitarian needs and responses around the world. The Humanitarian Response Plan allocates $295,365,812 of their budget to NGOs, of which $7.2 million is pooled into the Nigeria Humanitarian Fund.

Info humanitarian response Nigeria is provided by UN OCHA to support humanitarian operations in Nigeria

Response plan/appeal snapshot for 2018
Each UN coordinated inter-agency response plan and appeal has a page on FTS, which present all funding linked to the requirements of the response plan/appeal; this funding is a subset of overall funding to the affected country. The response plans/appeals are a key part of the humanitarian programme cycle (HPC) used by humanitarian country teams to plan and coordinate a response and to communicate the scope of response operations.

Nigeria Humanitarian Response Plan 2018
OCHA Nigeria Humanitarian Response Plan 2017 focus on humanitarian community capacity on responding to the most urgent life-saving needs. The most directly affected states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe are home to an estimated 8.5 million people in need of life-saving assistance and the response aims to reach 6.9 million of the people in need in these three states.

Nigeria Humanitarian Fund - NHF
NGOs interested in applying for funding under the Nigeria Humanitarian Fund (NHF) have to participate in an eligibility process. The main objective is to ensure that the OCHA Humanitarian Financing Unit (HFU) is equipped with the necessary information about the capacities of NGO partners that could have access to funding as prescribed by the NHF accountability framework.