Northeast Nigeria is one of the more challenging humanitarian contexts globally. Nearly a decade of conflict between militias and the Nigerian military has killed more 350,000 people and severely damaged key infrastructure.
In September of this year, the IRC surveyed 477 frontline health care workers in northeast Nigeria to learn more about the challenges they face. This survey intended to identify incidents of violence against health care as experienced by health care staff since early 2021. It also set out to gain a more detailed sense of these workers' perspectives on the causes and impact of this violence and how solutions meant to prevent or respond to this violence could become more effective.
To learn more, read this report.