1.9 million displaced people
Region : West Africa / Gulf of Guinea
Capital : Abuja
Population : 190 million (2017)
Region : Borno state
Programs : Food Security & Livelihoods, Protection
Recurrent attacks by Boko Haram in northeastern Nigeria and the state of emergency declared by the government in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe regions have restricted agricultural activities and disrupted access to markets and food resources, creating a large-scale security and humanitarian crisis. Of the displaced and host populations in these areas, 5.2 million people require emergency humanitarian assistance.
SIF operates in the Ngala area, Borno area. After providing emergency food assistance, we implemented a complementary feeding program in 2017. Since 2018, we have been implementing livelihoods and protection programs.
Livelihoods Strengthening in the Ngala Region :
- Support for agricultural production : distribution of seeds and fertilizers to 2,000 households (first quarter of 2018 : distribution to 900 households)
- Livestock support : distribution of 1,800 goats to 600 households
- Support for income-generating activities : distribution of starting funds and vocational training for 420 women heads of households and support to 4 women's cooperatives in charge of storage and loans.
- Construction and organization of 4 protected areas for vulnerable women and children : psychosocial monitoring of victims of incidents and awareness campaigns
- Distribution of basic kits and health kits to 2,500 households