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Nigeria Humanitarian Fund 2017 Year-end Summary

Humanitarian Needs

The humanitarian crisis in Nigeria’s north-east and the Lake Chad region is one of the most severe today, with 8.5 million people in need of humanitarian assistance in the most affected states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe in 2017. Now going into its ninth year, the crisis shows no signs of abating in 2018.

In June 2017, the Nigeria Humanitarian Fund (NHF) became operational and, in its first six months, it demonstrated its added value through the timely disbursement of $24 million to support principled, prioritised life-saving assistance in hardto-reach areas.

Outlook for 2018

Following the release of the 2018 HRP, the NHF Advisory Board will meet in the new year to determine funding priorities in alignment with the plan. With a carryover of $12.4 million and anticipation of donor pledges in the coming weeks, the first 2018 standard allocation is envisioned to be completed in the first quarter of the year.

With HRP requirements in 2018 at just over $1 billion, the NHF will seek to raise $90 million to support principled, prioritised, life-saving and urgent humanitarian assistance in Nigeria.

United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
30 Dec 2017
Map/Infographic Type: 
Funding Graphic
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