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Nigeria

Demographic Data

  • Total Population: 173,620,000
  • Population under 15: 46%
  • Life Expectancy at Birth: 52.5 years
  • Human Development Index: 152 out of 187
  • World Bank Status: Lower Middle Income
  • HIV/AIDS Prevalence (age 15-49): 3.2%
  • Mean Household Composition: 4.6 persons
  • Female-Headed Households: 19%
  • Early Marriage (% of children married by 18 years): 49%

Sources: World Bank, UNDP, UNAIDS, DHS 2013

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List of Organisations

Ifeyinwa Mbakogu - Indonesian Journal of Social and Environmental Issues,

This paper explores whether children removed from kinship placement should be considered trafficked children by presenting the experiences of some children in kinship placement in Nigeria.

Izuka MO, Olatona FA, Adeniyi OF, Onajole AT - Journal of Community Medicine and Primary Health Care,

This study was conducted to determine and compare the nutritional status of children living in orphanages and children living in the host communities in Nigeria.

Isaac Abrak - CNN,

According to this article from CNN, gunmen have abducted eight children and two adults from an orphanage in Nigeria's federal capital, Abuja.

Ruth Cheung Judge - Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies,

This paper explores Lagos private schools as crucial sites of care for children with parents in the diaspora.

Olayinka Akanle, Abiodun Tunde Ojuri - Adoption & Fostering,

This article provides an ethnographic and cross-sectional study of the management of orphanages in one Nigerian city.

Shina Abubakar - Vanguard,

"The Proprietor of an Orphanage home in Ile-Ife, Mrs Elizabeth Oroyemi slumped as Osun State Government officials sealed the social facility over suspected illegal activities, including being used as baby factory," says this article from Vanguard.

Elijah Bamgboye, Tayo Odusote, Iyabode Olusanmi, Joshua Akinyemi, Yussuf Bidemi, Ayo Adebowale, Ashaolu Gbenga, Oladapo Ladipo - African Health Sciences,

The purpose of this study from the journal of African Health Sciences was to assess the level of household hunger and associated factors among orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) households in Lagos State, Nigeria.

Rev Ifeanyi Mbaegbu - All Africa,

"The lockdown measures have increased the risk of children [in Nigeria] becoming victims of domestic violence, bullying and other forms of abuse," says Rev Ifeanyi Mbaegbu in this article.

BBC News,

This article from BBC News describes the movement of children and young people in Nigeria from Koranic schools back to their homes during the COVID-19 crisis, "one of the biggest ever state organised mass movements of minors in Africa's most-populous state."

GBV Sub-Sector, Nigeria,

This Guidance Note aims to provide actions to be considered for ensuring gender-based violence (GBV) service provision in the time of COVID-19 with its heightened risks.