Nigeria’s humanitarian crisis is complex. It is marked by violent conflict, a growing refugee population and internal displacement within a population of diverse socio-cultural identities.

People stripped half naked by armed bandits in Ogun state
30 March 2024: Along Ode-Ore-Benin expressway, Ijebu Ode town, Ogun state, an unspecified number of people were forced out of the bus and stripped half naked by armed bandits. Source: Sahara Reporters. Return to Nigeria home page. more
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2023 Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition (SHCC) Factsheet

Insecurity Insight documents attacks on health care in Nigeria identified from open sources and partner contributions. Our data is accessible on the Humanitarian Data Exchange here.

Based on Insecurity Insight data, the SHCC identified 19 incidents of violence against or obstruction of health care in Nigeria in 2023, compared to 47 in 2022. At least 19 health workers were kidnapped in 12 incidents. The actual number of incidents and the severity of the problem are likely much greater because of probable under-reporting. Violence was mainly attributed to unidentified men with guns. The factsheet is available in English.

Our data is available to download and can be explored visually using our interactive Attacked and Threatened: Health Care at Risk map.