DEVELOPMENT PARTNERS, HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE AND QUEST FOR RE-CONSTRUCTION OF NORTH-EASTERN NIGERIA

Zekeri Momoh

Abstract


Boko Haram terrorists has left over 8.5 million Nigerians in need of humanitarian assistance with over 20,000 death, over 1.8 million people displaced, an estimated 5.1 million Nigerians in need of food and nutrition as well as a financial burden estimated at $9 billion, leaving the country with the worst humanitarian crisis in the African continent. Thus, the Federal Government of Nigeria have approach the international community for assistance. The aim of this study is to assess the impact of lack of harmonization of humanitarian assistance by development partners on the reconstruction of North-Eastern Nigeria. This study is situated within the mixed method of research, drawing from both qualitative and quantitative design supplemented by historical and descriptive analysis. The data for this study were drawn largely from secondary sources including books, journals, official publications, newspapers, magazines and other internet sources. The data were analyzed using qualitative content analysis together with quantities tools such as tables, graphs and percentage analysis. This study is situated within the context of the Oxfam model of development assistance. We discovered that lack of harmonization of humanitarian assistance by development partners has lead to fragmentation of development partners’ support which in turn affect it success. Moreover, we suggest that a joint donor basket like the Joint Donor Basket (JDB) of the Democratic Governance for Development (DGD) Project should be established so as to allow for proper coordination of development partners support and enhance it effective implementation in order to achieve it desired impact.

Keywords


Humanitarian Assistance, North-East, Security, Development Partners, Boko Haram,

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