Shelter & Non-Food Items Assistance For Affected Population in North East of Nigeria

It is estimated that 1.8 million people are displaced across the 3 states most affected by the conflict in north-east Nigeria (Borno, Yobe and Adamawa), and IOM’s humanitarian response activities focus on improving living conditions for these displaced people. The current humanitarian situation is especially characterized by the substantial destruction of basic services and infrastructure, compounded with food security and protection concerns.

Through its emergency shelter assistance program, IOM delivers urgent protection from weather elements, disease and other hazards, by providing covered living spaces, essential household supplies and rehabilitation materials, in camps and in host communities. The distribution and prepositioning of Non-Food Item kits, has supported over 389,941 displaced persons, including new arrivals, with mosquito nets, water carrying containers, tarpaulins, shelter materials, kitchen sets and other essential materials. Since 2015, IOM has reached 159,099 displaced persons and more than 12,500 returnees with various types of shelter support. As part of its shelter and NFI response, assessments are also continuously conducted to identify and respond to household vulnerabilities and needs; post distribution monitoring surveys feed into effective and targeted programming; and prrotection and gender considerations are mainstreamed in response activities.


For more information on IOM’s Shelter program, contact: Nadia TITHI, Shelter Program Manager (


For more information on IOM’s NFI program, contact: Fatime-Djamila HARINE. A , NFI Project Officer (