Supporting Vulnerable Groups

Did you know?

  • Vulnerability is the degree to which a population, individual, or organisation is unable to anticipate, cope with, resist, and recover from the impacts of disasters.
  • Children, adolescent girls, women, the elderly, malnourished people, and those who are ill or with pre-existing health conditions or disabilities, are particularly vulnerable when a disaster strikes, and often carry the disproportionate burden of the impacts of emergencies.
  • Nearly 70% of the most vulnerable people in Nigeria are 35 or younger. Unless the poverty cycle is halted, the poverty rate and social destitution among future generations will be even worse.

How you can support

  • Educate yourself on the issues faced by vulnerable groups.
  • Advocate for social assistance programmes to facilitate the recovery of collapsing small-scale businesses, while enabling the most vulnerable to cope with the impacts of the pandemic and mitigating the socio-economic consequences.
  • Help the NSSF support the livelihoods of marginalised groups who had already been locked-down socially and economically for decades before the onset of the pandemic.
  • Pledge your support to transform the lives of the most vulnerable Nigerians.

Nigeria Solidarity Support Fund is committing its resources to addressing issues of social concern.

Funds will be targeted at alleviating the challenges faced by the most vulnerable: the elderly and those suffering from underlying health conditions; those with poor access to affordable health services; those in low-income, informal, and insecure jobs or internally displaced people (IDPs); and those who are providing health care and other essential services.

The Nigeria Solidarity Support Fund will strengthen safety nets for Nigeria’s most vulnerable populations. 

“Vulnerability” is determined through evidence-based assessments and will be consistent with the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. This determination is in line with the Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) adopted by Nigeria, which identifies multiple deprivations at the household and individual level in health, education, and standard of living, used by the country to assess vulnerable populations.

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