A frontline response to address the basic needs of populations in a context of conflict and disease outbreaks
1.9 million people displaced in the northwest
8.7 million people in need
2.8 million people need assistance in water, sanitation and hygiene
196,907 people helped


The situation in north-east and north-west Nigeria remained alarming during 2022, as security and humanitarian access continued to deteriorate. In the north-east, the protracted humanitarian crisis caused by the Boko Haram insurgency has forced over 2 million people to flee, seeking refuge in camps for displaced people or host communities.

In the north-west, the situation has also worsened due to inter-community violence, banditry and natural disasters, causing frequent population displacements in the area, where very few humanitarian organizations are present.

Severely affected by conflicts, climate shocks and epidemics, the population’s needs are extensive: protection, health, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), food security and livelihoods (FSL), shelter.

The security situation remains volatile for NGOs and the country has also been faced with a deadly cholera epidemic, which now recurs every year.

  • 216.7 million inhabitants
  • 163rd out of 191 countries on the Human Development Index

Our action

  • Mission
    opened in 2016
  • Team 15 international staff
    199 national staff
  • Budget 6.92M€

In 2022, SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL provided assistance for 250,000 vulnerable people in north-east and north-west Nigeria.

Working with local, international and sectoral partners, our NGO delivered a full range of “WASH”, “Shelter” and “FSL” services to displaced populations and host communities. Our teams also developed a new approach to repairing shelters, based on community involvement, which increases the capabilities of participants.

Finally, the emergency team played a key role in the “Cholera” response in Borno state, by providing cholera kits, disinfecting the areas surrounding outbreaks and conducting hygiene promotion activities.


Institutional and private funding partners ECHO, BHA, CDCS, NHF (OCHA), Start Fund,
Operating partners INTERSOS, MENTOR Initiative

Our impact

water sanitation

Access to basic services and livelihood recovery

  • Rehabilitation and improvement of WASH facilities
  • Construction of shelters for displaced people, distribution of shelter repair kits and cookstoves
  • Targeted food aid
people helped

Strengthening the resilience of individuals, communities and institutions

  • Improvement of fecal sludge management
  • Development of irrigation channels

Rapid multi-sectoral emergency response, preparation for climate shocks and epidemics

  • Rapid multi-sectoral assessments
  • Emergency shelters, non-food items, WASH and food aid

Should you have any questions, please contact Raphaëlle Goepfert.

Raphaëlle Goepfert

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