Assessing Responses to the Needs of Survivors of Sexual Violence in Humanitarian Settings

Findings from Borno State, Nigeria


C Nagarajan, D Amanyire, T Kakal

Almost thirteen years have passed since the conflict in northeast Nigeria erupted into violence, killing 41,596 people,1 displacing 1.7 million, contributing to 5.1 million at risk of being critically food insecure, and putting 8.7 million in need of urgent assistance.2 The conflict has had significant gendered effects, including in terms of a rise in sexual violence.

Part of a multi-country study covering northern Nigeria and Southern Yemen, this study aimed to generate evidence around how sexual violence manifests in humanitarian settings, identify and assess service provision and its gaps, provide evidence-informed recommendations and good practices, and disseminate these lessons to relevant community members and actors in Nigeria