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UNICEF Offices in Nigeria and Contact Details

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The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is committed to reaching the world’s most disadvantaged children, including those in Nigeria. UNICEF has a substantive presence in Nigeria with a head office in the country’s capital city, Abuja, and nine zonal and field offices devoted to saving lives, defending their rights and helping children actualize their potential. Read on to find out where these UNICEF offices are situated in Nigeria.

Here’s a list of UNICEF offices in Nigeria and their contact details:

  • UNICEF Head Office in Nigeria

The Head Office of UNICEF in Nigeria is responsible for delivering policies that guide the programmes delivered across the 10 UNICEF zonal and field offices. The Head Office provides a concise oversight framework to guide the activities of the zonal offices in achieving the goals of the programmes. Also, the zonal offices receive technical support from the Abuja UNICEF Office whenever the need arises. These programmes are centered around giving the Nigerian Child and some women access to shelter, good nutrition, clean water and sanitation,  healthcare, education, and protection from violence, abuse and exploitation, among other things.

Address: United Nations House, Plot 617/618, Diplomatic Drive, Central Business District, Garki, Abuja, FCT.

Email Address: nigeria@unicef.org
Phone Number: 08035250288

  • UNICEF Lagos State Field Office

As a field office of the United Nations International Children Emergency Fund (UNICEF), the Lagos zonal branch provide a basis for a variety of programmes dedicated to children in areas that have a higher level of need within the zone, under the guidance of policies by UNICEF Country Office in Abuja. The Lagos branch in partnership with the Lagos State Government, corporations, NGOs, and individuals engage in humanitarian relief and support for emergency appeals, corporate responsibility, strategic philanthropy through cash and in-kind, policy and advocacy for child right, among others, to children in Lagos zone.

Address: No. 18, Lugard Street, Ikoyi, Lagos State.

Phone Number: 08035250288

  • UNICEF Borno State Field Office

Through the Borno State UNICEF zonal branch, children who are in disadvantaged situations such as having a lack of access to healthcare, good nutrition, clean water and/or education are being reached by a variety of programmes organized by UNICEF. In addition, child survival and development, including protecting children from abuse, violence, and exploitation are among the duties the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund zonal office in Borno State is saddled with.

Address: United Nations Children’s Fund, No. 25, Dalori Street, New G.R.A, Maiduguri, Borno State.

Phone Number: 08035250288

  • UNICEF Enugu State Field Office

As one of the zonal branches of UNICEF in Nigeria, the Enugu State office serves as a foundation whereby the commitments of UNICEF for children and some women are achieved through the discharge of thought-out programmes in the zone. For a wider reach to children in need, the zonal branch in Enugu partners with the government, corporations, non-profit establishments and individuals to help save, defend the rights and fulfill the potentials of children within the Enugu zone.

Address: United Nations Premises, No. 32/34, Independence Layout, Enugu, Enugu State.

Phone Number: 08035250288

  • UNICEF Kano State Field Office

As a field office of the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), the Kano branch, through numerous programmes targets areas within its coverage where children lack access to basic services needed for their development and well-being. These programmes are aimed at providing healthcare, good nutrition, education, clean water, and access to shelter, among other things, to vulnerable children and some women in the northern part of the country.

Address: United Nations Children’s Fund, No. 35, Ahmadu Bello Way, Nassarawa G.R.A, Kano, Kano State.

Phone Number: 08035250288

  • UNICEF Ondo State Field Office

The field office of UNICEF in Akure has the responsibility for the vulnerable children and women in the region providing them with access to shelter, education, clean water, good nutrition and protecting their rights within the coverage of the Ondo field office. The state governments also partner with the Ondo field office to deliver humanitarian actions and support per the guiding policies of UNICEF.

Address: Akinola Oluyede Street, Alagbaka, Akure, Ondo State.

Phone Number: 08035250288

  • UNICEF Rivers State Field Office

The Port Harcourt field office of UNICEF covers Rivers, Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa and Delta states. Through social protection intervention strategies in line with policies that conform to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, the Port Harcourt field office provides vulnerable children and women with access to healthcare, including access to education, nutrition, clean water, sanitation and hygiene, and protection from abuse, violence and exploitation, among other things. The various state governments also collaborate with the zonal office in providing positive exploits for children and women in the region.

Address: Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

Phone Number: 08035250288

  • UNICEF Sokoto State Office

The Sokoto field office is responsible for the discharge of duties of UNICEF in Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara states. The field office is obligated to assess areas where children within this zone where are plagued with insecurities, natural disasters, and the lack of access to education, good nutrition and shelter, among others. Thereafter, the Sokoto field office in partnership with state governments, NGOs, corporations, and well-meaning individuals provides vulnerable children and women with water, sanitation and hygiene interventions, food items, medications and behaviour change interventions in line with UNICEF’s Core Commitment for Children (CCC).

Address: Sokoto, Sokoto State.

Phone Number: 08035250288

  • UNICEF Bauchi State Office

With the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child as a guiding policy, the zonal offices across Nigeria engage in a variety of programmes at the local level which are aimed at realizing the rights of children. The Bauchi State zonal office collaborates with state governments within its jurisdiction, including other non-governmental organizations, and individuals to improve access to basic services that promote the optimal development and well-being of children.

Address: No. 20, Abdulkadir Ahmed Road, Bauchi, Bauchi State.

Phone Number: +234 77 543573, 08035250288

Currently, Mr. Peter Hawkins is the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) representative to Nigeria.



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