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11 JANUARY 2018 - Nigerian civil society network visits NHF cyber-cafe and work space for national NGOs 

As part of the visit of UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed to north-east Nigeria, a delegation of the civil society netweok NECSOB visited the recently opened internet cafe and work space made available to national NGOs so they can have the connectivity to apply for NHF funding. 

31 DECEMBER 2017 - Nigeria Humanitarian Fund release its end of year summary report

  • Announced by the UN Humanitarian Coordinator, Edward Kallon, at the Oslo Conference on Nigeria and the Lake Chad Region in February 2017, the NHF became operational on 17 May 2017 when the first Advisory Board was convened.

  • By the end of November, US$24 million had been channelled to support urgent and life-saving humanitarian response through 22 partners for 37 projects in north-east Nigeria, primarily in Borno.

  • In the first six months of its existence, 15 donors demonstrated their support and commitment to the NHF, by contributing and pledging $41 million.


The humanitarian crisis in Nigeria’s north-east and the Lake Chad region is one of the most severe today, with 8.5 million people in need of humanitarian assistance in the most affected states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe in 2017. Now going into its ninth year, the crisis shows no signs of abating in 2018.

In June 2017, the Nigeria Humanitarian Fund (NHF) became operational and, in its first six months, it demonstrated its added value through the timely disbursement of $24 million to support principled, prioritised life-saving assistance in hardto-reach areas. Read more

12 DECEMBER 2017 - UN Humanitarian Coordinator inaugurates NHF cyber-cafe and meeting room for national NGOs at NHF office in Maiduguri

To facilitate access to national NGOs to the NHF Grant Management System and enable them to apply for allocations more easily, the NHF office has availed them space with reliable internet connectivity and equipment. On 12 December, the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator, Edward Kallon, held a meeting with the INGO Forum and various national NGOs and inaugurated the space with them. 

11 DECEMBER 2017 - Second NHF 2017 Allocation is launched for $13.4 million

The Nigeria Humanitarian Fund (NHF) allocation will help address this devastating situation by financing 24 projects in the sectors of protection, nutrition, water and sanitation, health, education, shelter and non-food items, rapid response and early recovery, targeting a total of 950,000 people... Read more

30 NOVEMBER 2017 - Monitoring and Evaluation mission for ACTED project in Mafa

The Nigeria Humanitarian Fund does regular monitoring visits to ensure that NHF-funded projects are on track. On 30 November, the team did a mission to Mafa, in Borno, to witness the great progress by ACTED on 500 emergency shelters, which are to be built there by the end of the year so schools can go back to being schools -- not shelters for IDPs. 

31 JULY 2017 - First NHF 2017 Allocation is launched for $10.5 million

The NHF allocated $10.5 million to reach the most vulnerable in north-east Nigeria: the $10.5 million will fund about 15 different projects which were selected by the various sectors of the humanitarian response and approved by the NHF Advisory Board. The projects target and address the needs of the most vulnerable people in locations where access is sporadic and where flooding, disease outbreaks and new displacements continue to take place such as Monguno, Mafa, Pulka and Rann (in Borno State), and Michika (in Adamawa State). The funds will also support efforts to enhance the protection of civilians in vulnerable communities and those trapped in conflict areas... Read more

23 MAY 2017- New UN fund to tackle looming famine in Nigeria reaches $24 million

The new United Nations fund set up this year to tackle the looming famine in Nigeria and a deepening humanitarian crisis has reached US$24 million... Read more