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  •     Emergency employment for IDPs lays foundation for early recovery in North-East Nigeria
    Feb 6, 2018

    This pilot project did not only help improve household income, it also facilitated the restarting of productive activities by the beneficiaries. For example, Hauwa Zannah Ali, 40, a beneficiary from Shehuri South, said she used her income to pay school fees for three of her seven children who had been out of school due to lack of funds

  • Waste Management Emergency Response improves livelihood opportunities for IDPs
    Jan 31, 2018

    Following the insurgency, daily waste generation in Maiduguri rose from an estimated 390 to 570 tons per day, a 45% increase from pre-conflict levels. The resulting environmental degradation is estimated at a US$2.9-million loss.

  • Today’s IDPs will be tomorrow’s Auto-Mechanic experts - thanks to UNDP
    Apr 19, 2017

    Contuining with interventions aimed at meeting early recovery needs of populations affected by the crisis in the North-East, UNDP is building on activities focusing on empowering Internally Displaced People (IDPs) with skills that would enable them to have sources of livelihoods - following the seven yearlong insurgency in North-East Nigeria, Millions have been displaced and livelihoods disrupted.

  • Clean water brings safety and security to vulnerable communities
    Apr 5, 2017

    “This is the first step in stabilizing one of many communities on the brink of famine,” said Joerg Kuhnel, UNDP’s Northeast Nigeria Regional Coordinator. “By providing immediate employment for the most vulnerable people in this crisis, the money they earn can provide for their daily needs until livelihoods are kick-started.”

  • Providing emergency employment for victims of insurgency
    Apr 5, 2017

    UNDP is implementing its early recovery programme in affected communities in Northeast Nigeria to improve the living standards of the people affected by the insurgency. With funding from the Government of Japan, UNDP’s early recovery work is channelled through two projects; Livelihoods and Social Cohesion, and Deradicalization, Counter-Terrorism and Migration.

  • Bringing women at the centre of de-radicalisation efforts in North-East Nigeria
    Apr 1, 2017

    UNDP and the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) brought participants from civil society, communities, and security sectors, both formal and informal, to discuss de-radicalisation and counter-terrorism narratives, and the division of roles in stamping out radical ideology.

  • Giving back hope to victims of insurgency - Zainab’s story
    Feb 2, 2017

    Zainab is now part of a programme aiming at creating a new future for displaced people in North East Nigeria. She learns dress making and embroidery at a Skill Acquisition Centre in Maiduguri, Borno State, set up by the Borno State Ministry of Rehabilitation, Reconstruction and Resettlement, with support from UNDP and the Japanese government. The centre is part of the Livelihoods and Economic Recovery initiative of the UNDP Early Recovery Programme.

  • UNDP and Japan supports IDPs in North East of Nigeria
    Jan 6, 2017

    With funding from the Government of Japan, UNDP and its implementing partners continues to provide support to people affected by the ongoing military insurgency in North East region of Nigeria. This support is being channeled through two projects; one focusing on Livelihood and Social Cohesion, while the other on De-radicalization, Counter-Terrorism and Migration.

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