Development cooperation , 12.12.2016

Support to UNICEF


The humanitarian crisis in Lake Chad Basin area affects Nigeria, Niger, Cameroon and Chad. The situation in North Eastern Nigeria has deteriorated in 2016. In North-Eastern Nigeria 4.6 million people are facing food insecurity. 55 000 are in need of immediate assistance and 400 000 children under five years of age face severe acute malnutrition. The difficult food security situation is due to insecurity, poor availability and high prices. The situation is particularly difficult in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states. The number of internally displaced persons has risen to 1.82 million, more than half of these are children. In Borno state alone more than 1.4 million have been displaced due to the violent activities of the terrorist organization Boko Haram. According to the UN, the humanitarian crisis in Nigeria is among the worst in Africa. UN OCHA estimates the funding needs to be 484 million USD. About 40% has been covered by November 2016. UNICEF has stepped up its activities to help more than 2 million people. Children, women, elderly and disabled require particular attention. The needs for UNICEF are 115 million USD with a funding gap of 75%.

Funding decision  12.12.2016

1 500 000 €

Field of activity

  • Material relief assistance and services 50%
  • Emergency food aid 30%
  • Disaster prevention and preparedness 20%

Special target group

  • girls
  • children
  • youth
  • elderly people
  • people with disability
  • indigenous peoples / ethnic minorities

Funding channel

YK:n lastenrahasto



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