This is the Nigeria Emergencies Response Plan for 2017

Nigeria map 2016


This plan was created by the World Health Organization. It reads:

Funding requirements

Health sector funding requirements for 2017
US$ 93.8 million (health partners including WHO)

WHO funding requirements for 2017
US $37,170,501

Beneficiaries targeted by health partners in 2017
Health partners will target 5.9 million people in 2017. These people include:

4.2 million people in host communities;
1.7 million internally displaced people (IDPs); 54% of the targeted population are female and 59% are children.


The humanitarian crisis in the six states of north-eastern Nigeria has intensified after eight years of violent conflict. In 2016, this was compounded as Government forces took back territory previously held by Boko Haram. The conflict caused widespread forced displacement, acute food and nutrition insecurity and serious human rights violations. Large areas of Borno state, the most-affected state, remain inaccessible to humanitarian assistance. The security situation remains highly volatile. Violence caused mass displacement of people to neighbouring Lake Chad Basin countries.

Health sector situation

There is a high prevalence of severe malnourishment, morbidity and mortality. Lack of basic shelter, water, latrines and shower facilities increase the risks of communicable diseases, including cholera. This also exacerbates malnutrition among children under five. Water, Sanitation and Hygiene infrastructure must be urgently rehabilitated/rebuilt to minimise waterborne diseases. After two years without a recorded case of wild polio virus, four cases were confirmed in 2016 in Borno, and indicate the urgent, escalating health needs.

Humanitarian Response Plan strategic objectives

Support lifesaving activities and alleviate suffering through integrated and coordinated humanitarian response focusing on the most vulnerable people

Enhance access to humanitarian assistance and protection services through principled humanitarian action

Foster resilience and durable solutions for affected people through restoration of livelihoods and basic social services

WHO projects

Strengthen Health Sector coordination, information management and filling critical gaps in the life-saving health response (NGA-17/H/100594/122) Requested funds US$ – 15,657,401

Establish, expand and strengthen disease surveillance, outbreak prevention, disease control and response in north-eastern Nigeria (NGA-17/H/102496/122) Requested funds US$ – 4,873,927

Provision of life-saving and life-sustaining health interventions to IDPs and host communities in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states (NGA-17/H/102498/122) Requested funds US$ – 15,654,400

Health system restoration in north-eastern Nigeria in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states (NGA-17/H/102501/122) Requested funds US$ – 984,773

2016 Achievements

In Borno state, 160 sites are using the WHO Early Warning Alert Response System (EWARS), which covers around 85% of IDPs.

From January – August 2016, life-saving health services were delivered to 2.7 million people.

Over 83 000 children aged 9 to 59 months were vaccinated against measles and 1.9 million vaccinated against polio.

Over 200 health facilities are receiving essential medicines and equipment.

Supported 24 mobile health teams that provide services including vaccination, treatment for diarrhoea, malaria and other diseases, and other basic services in IDP camps and communities across 14 local government areas –around 500 000 people were reached through mobile medical services.

Acknowledgement by the WHO

In 2016 WHO received financial contributions to supports its humanitarian work in Nigeria from the Contingency Fund for Emergencies, the Central Emergency Response Fund and the European Commission Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection.



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