The World Health Organization suggests frequent hand washing to help combat COVID-19. But this recommendation can be hard to implement in Nigeria, where over half of households do not have access to water on their premises.
The Guardian Nigeria
Boko Haram’s armed insurgency in northern Nigeria has greatly increased the number of disabled people in Internally Displaced Person (IDP) camps.
Since the lockdown commenced in Nigeria, children experiencing abuse of all forms have been badly hit. Rescue centers haven’t been operating fully, places to escape are either non-existent in their area or too far away to run to, and many homes and shelters have refused to admit children for fear of contaminating the other kids with COVID-19 infection.
The pandemic has caused media outlets in Nigeria to experience a significant drop in revenue as a result of declining sales and advertisements.
Organizations across Nigeria are reporting a rise in cases of child abuse as Nigeria's 94 million children are confined to their homes and other spaces during the COVID-19 lockdown.
Extended lockdowns amid the coronavirus pandemic have seen a rise in abuse and gender-based violence. This story is the second part of Ejiro Umokoro's ongoing reporting on abuse in Nigeria.
Healthcare workers in Africa are grappling with shortages in PPE, and, as the number of cases rises, both local and global pressures on supply and demand leave many frontline workers vulnerable.
Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in December 2019, there has been a spike of domestic and gender-based violence worldwide. In Nigeria, non-governmental organizations are working to combat this social pandemic.
As a result of the national lockdown imposed to curb COVID-19, Nigeria has experienced food price spikes and difficulty getting goods to market, limiting the population's access to nutritious food.
Efforts to map Makoko, Nigeria assert the presence of the community's residents, streets, and schools after a long history of evictions.