According to the needs assessment conducted by the United Nations in Cross River and Benue, the situation of Cameroonian refuges in Nigeria is dire, with limited and/or scarce resources in host communities. This was confirmed by the Benue State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA). Similarly, ICRC has further reiterated the precarious situation among refugees in Benue and Cross river state and conducted SMART survey in Benue state in November 2018 with the aim of determining the malnutrition and crude mortality rates. Although the finding of the survey is yet to be publish, preliminary findings, has however, supported the claims of a situation needing immediate humanitarian assistance. Equally, as of 30 November 2018, UNHCR and National commission for Refugees (NCFRMI) had registered 32, 601 refugees1 in cross river state. Secondary to this influx, health facilities and resources within communities have been overrun by these refugees and has exacerbated impact of lack of concerted efforts to integrate refugees into the health system.

Project Goal

To strengthen delivery of primary health care services including but not limited to reproductive health, HIV/AIDS services, maternal and child health, immunization, communicable and non-communicable disease by providing technical assistance to government systems and structures in further strengthening quality preventive and curative nutrition and


Population has improved access to reproductive health and HIV services.

Population has improved access to primary health services.

Population has improved nutritional well-being.


Cross and Benue State


Comprehensive Health




March 2019 - December 2019

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