IOM Launches Fundraising Initiative to Build Permanent Homes for Displaced Persons in Nigeria

Abuja – Following the success of the Home after Crisis design competition launched in partnership with the Nigeria Humanitarian Fund, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) is launching a fundraising initiative to build permanent and durable homes for internally displaced persons in Northeastern Nigeria. 

The fundraising campaign named “Home for the Displaced” aims to solve the region’s housing emergency by supporting the construction durable low-cost homes through incremental and modular strategy for 1.5 million people currently living in temporary makeshift shelters because of violence, conflict and the effects of climate change. 

The campaign is also part of IOM’s growing efforts to tap into the potential of private sector partnerships, including the diaspora to drive durable solutions to long-term displacement in Nigeria.  

100% of the donations for the campaign will go directly to supporting the construction of homes Using the technical experience gathered from the realization of the 3 winning designs from the competition. The designs provide low-cost, affordable and were developed housing solutions with careful consideration of climate and weather conditions. The new homes will also provide adequate protection to key environmental issues such as heavy rains and localised flooding, windstorms, dusty air conditions and termite infestation. 

The realization is based on a building technique based on Compressed Stabilized Earth Bricks (CSEBs) - an advancement over traditional mud bricks, utilizing cost-effective stabilization and manual compression techniques, notable for their need of local raw materials to be realized, thermal comfort, enhanced flood resistance, and humidity control - aiming to make their production economically sustainable, commercially scalable, and technically feasible for capacity building of the communities. 


“Displacement ends when people have a home to call their own, and in our strive to achieve durable solutions, we need to work together to offer displaced persons with safe, affordable and dignified housing options”, said Mr. Laurent de Boeck, IOM Nigeria Chief of Mission.  

The fundraising initiative is launched in partnership with the National Association of Nigerian Students in Europe (NANSE), Nigerian Youth in Diaspora (NYD) and Education in Disaster. 

Donate now and help internally displaced persons rebuild their lives with dignity.


For more information, please contact Francois-Xavier Ada, Public Information Officer with IOM Nigeria. Email:  

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