Integrating RHUs in response to humanitarian emergencies across Nigeria

Region: Africa
Country: Nigeria
Year: 2020
Shelter: RHU
Project size: 101-500
Modality: Temporary shelter
Sector: Shelter
Partner: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
Support: Capacity Building

The northeastern region of Nigeria has been in conflict for over a decade, resulting in over eight million people in need of humanitarian assistance in the Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states. So far, the conflict has forcibly displaced over 2 million people, though there has been a rise of registered refugee returnees from Chad, Niger and Cameroon, most originating from the Borno state.

Responding to the ongoing conflict-driven displacements, UNHCR provided 300 RHUs to the Borno state Ministry for Reconstruction, Rehabilitation and Resettlement. 48 of the RHUs were installed as isolation units for people crossing the border into Nigeria, while the remaining RHUs supported shelter needs for IDPs, returnees and other vulnerable people in the city of Damask, bordering Niger.