JOA Supports Emergency Assistance for Families Affected by Boko Haram in Nigeria
Boko Haram’s systematic and violent attacks on civilians across North East Nigeria sparked the fastest growing refugee crisis in Africa. Over 7 million people lacked access to food, water, safe shelter and sanitation facilities and were in urgent need of humanitarian support. In response, Plan International launched the ‘Emergency assistance for families affected by the Boko Haram crisis in Nigeria’ which JOA supported in November 2016.
As a result of the support, Plan International has provided life-saving assistance to over 30,000 people affected by the insecurity, and provided them with the vital support they needed to survive and recover.
The purpose of Plan International’s emergency response was to provide immediate relief and support to 53,700 people, including 32,200 children, in Borno and Adamawa states in North East Nigeria. Their response focused on providing food and emergency relief packages to the most vulnerable families, including shelter materials, clothing, mattresses and other essential household items.
Specifically, Plan have:
- Distributed food packages to 2,673 families
- Placed 2,543 children with family members or foster families
- Distributed emergency and reunification kits to 2,362 people
- Provided psychosocial support to 9,393 people
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