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Disaster risk management in Nigeria

Supporting children and their families to overcome the effects of conflict.

Plan International Nigeria is committed to providing livelihood support to mitigate the effects of conflict on children and their families.

In the last 6 years, the north east of Nigeria has been ravaged by the Boko Haram terrorist insurgency that has resulted in the death of over 20,000 people and over 2.2 million internally displaced persons, the majority of whom are women and children.

There are currently about 500,000 refugees in the neighbouring countries of Niger, Chad and Cameroon. Boko Haram attacks have paralysed business activities and deepened poverty in the region.

Plan International Nigeria is responding to the far-reaching nature of violence and unrest caused by Boko Haram in Borno and Adamawa states.

We are working to minimise the disruption of formal and non-formal education and aim to restore formal education services for children.

Our programmes are not limited to the Boko Haram insurgency crisis alone. Nigeria is also struggling with cases of militant activities in the oil producing Niger Delta region and pockets of violent protests by Biafra separatists in the South Eastern region. Cases of rural banditry are also increasing.

Plan International Nigeria’s aim is to build a society where children and their families live in secure and safe environment to pursue and fulfil their dreams in life without any hindrance.