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The challenges of inclusive and impartial humanitarian action in Northeast Nigeria

Time (GMT +00) 13:00 14:15
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More than a decade of conflict between the Government of Nigeria and insurgent groups in North-east Nigeria has impacted the lives and livelihoods of millions of people and resulted in an estimated 8.4 million people needing humanitarian assistance in 2022. Acknowledging the immense operational challenges facing humanitarian actors, recent research published by the Humanitarian Policy Group (HPG) at ODI found that the humanitarian response has further exacerbated and contributed to the exclusion of already marginalised populations due to a lack of consideration for longer-term processes of exclusion and a lack of focus on inclusion.

This webinar discussed the barriers to more inclusive and impartial humanitarian action in North-east Nigeria. It will also highlighted some of the practices that have contributed to more inclusive outcomes as well as the opportunities to support more inclusive, effective and impartial humanitarian responses in large-scale, complex and protracted internal displacement crises.

This webinar launched the report Inclusion and exclusion in the north-east Nigeria crisis which outlines the findings of research conducted by Neem Foundation, the American University of Nigeria, a Nigerian human rights organisation and HPG at ODI.


  • Dr Veronique Barbelet (Chair)

    Independent consultant and Research Associate, HPG, ODI (Chair)

  • Dr Sarah Njeri

    Research Fellow, HPG, ODI

  • Grace Onubedo

    Lead Researcher, Policy, Education and Research, Neem Foundation

  • Kingsley Okpabi,

    Programme Manager, Jireh Doo Foundation

  • Ellie Kemp

    Head of Research, Evidence and Advocacy, CLEAR Global

  • Ahmed Ali Saleh

    Capacity Building Officer, Translators Without Borders

  • Usie Charles Emmamuzou,

    Country Director, Plan International Nigeria