Info for Nigeria



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

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.