Video On Demand

Online Event: Out of Sight: Northeast Nigeria's Humanitarian Crisis

May 11, 2020 • 1:00 – 2:00 pm EDT

Nigeria represents one of the United States’ most important relationships in Africa; a critical geostrategic partner for economic, political, and security considerations; and a recipient of substantial bilateral assistance. Despite U.S. security sector and humanitarian assistance programs, ten years of violent insurgency in northeast Nigeria have led to massive humanitarian needs for more than seven million people, and the crisis shows no signs of abating.
Ongoing restrictions by the government of Nigeria on humanitarian action threaten U.S. policy goals of improved humanitarian outcomes and a reduction in the presence of violent terrorist organizations. The global COVID-19 pandemic threatens to worsen conditions for affected populations.
Join the CSIS Humanitarian Agenda to launch the latest report on humanitarian challenges in northeast Nigeria. The discussion will focus on the ongoing challenges and include recommendations for stakeholders responding to the humanitarian crisis with COVID-19 on the horizon.

This brief is made possible by the support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The contents of this report are the sole responsibility of CSIS and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States government.

Event Partners


Judd Devermont

Dr. Ayoade Olatunbosun-Alakija

Former Chief Humanitarian Coordinator, Government of Nigeria

Lea Krivchenia

Senior Program Manager, Protection, InterAction

Whitney Baird

Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of African Affairs, U.S. Department of State