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The northeast of Nigeria is in a humanitarian crisis since the insurgency of jihadist groups such as Boko Haram in 2009. The political violence dramatically affects the lives of children and their families: 1.9 million people are displaced and often live in congested camps where basic needs are not covered. Most of the displaced people require humanitarian assistance for their survival. Additionally, the COVID-19 pandemic presents a challenge to humanitarian aid and has led to a huge increase of needs. Tdh provides protection and education services to children and improves access to healthcare, drinking water and hygiene.

What we do

Child protection

To enhance protection mechanisms for the most vulnerable members of the communities, Tdh implements activities to respond to the risks and consequences of violence and abuse for children, as well as for caregivers. These include psychosocial support in the child and youth-friendly spaces, helping them to build their self-esteem and resilience. To tackle gaps in education, Tdh improves the access to quality education through providing a protective and inclusive learning environment. To do so, Tdh provides out-of-school and vulnerable children with a nine-month non-formal education curriculum. Following the completion of it after taking their final exam, Tdh facilitates, in cooperation with the local education authorities, the transition and inclusion of the children in formal schools.

Mother and child health

Tdh improves the access to health care for pregnant and lactating women. Our midwives implement education within the camp to prevent home deliveries without skilled birth attendants and to reduce the risk of illnesses. Babies and mothers are visited and referred to health centres when needed. A health committee for adolescent girls organises health promotion sessions about mother and child, as well as sexual and reproductive health. They sensitize the population about young child feeding. We also treat severe malnutrition in children in our ambulant nutrition centre in Maiduguri, Borno state.


The internally displaced persons camps lack safe water and hygiene. To reduce water-borne diseases like cholera, Tdh WaSH projects provide safe water to displaced families in the camps and to host communities in Mafa and Rann, in the Borno state. Tdh builds and rehabilitates latrines and hand washing stations. We also raise awareness about good hygiene practices and distribute kits of soap, buckets and water storage material.

Terre des hommes in Nigeria

Beneficiaries 2020


246,248 people

Expatriate / local employees


9 / 115

Budget 2020


CHF 4,951,675.-




Where we work

Supported by


Beginning of activities regarding the migration from Benin to Nigeria and the protection of children.
Start of emergency intervention in the Borno State of Nigeria to face people’s needs, displaced by the Boko Haram conflict.
Start of the COVID-19 pandemic and adaptation of the activities to maintain the Tdh response and counter the spread of the virus.

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