New and protracted displacement continues to disrupt and limit access to early recovery for millions of people in north-east Nigeria, undermining opportunities of self-reliance and durable solutions to displacement.

IOM implements income-generating interventions to improve the early recovery situation and enable access to income among the crisis-affected populations in the northeast. Early recovery activities include vocational and skills acquisition training as well as infrastructure rehabilitation activities. Vocational and skills acquisition activities are accompanied by small business cash grants and aim to equip beneficiaries with the skills required to establish their own trade within selected areas. Infrastructure rehabilitation activities are conducted through a cash-for-work framework and aim to provide access to income while also supporting communities with the rehabilitation of important community infrastructure.