Since Nigerian officially joined the global fight to curb the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic three months ago, the intervention database www.beatingcorona.ynaija.com has onboarded and consistently documented the work of an impressive number of intervention activities.
In that time, the number of interventions has steadily risen from a few dozen to nearly one thousand. The interventions run the spectrum from self-funded feeding programs to huge donations of medical supplies from more ably funded organizations.
This report is a comprehensive guide into Nigeria’s COVID-19 intervention story as documented by the crucial cultural space, BeatingCorona.
Below are some of our findings and insights into how Nigerians have fared so far.
- There are approximately 300 help centres across states in Nigeria. Help centres are the initiatives, foodbanks, cash-donors, medical relief suppliers, and the many other intervention programs that have been set up.
- These interventions are broken into four types:
– The externally funded initiatives which are made up of government interventions with funding and donations from public offices holder across the federal, state, and local government levels. Donations from the European Union, the United Nations, China, and Germany also qualify in this category
– Registered organizations which include Civil Society Organizations, SMEs, and other organizations.
– Non-registered organizations
– Individual initiatives.
- Asides from the general interventions provided by the government, Taraba, Yobe, Zamfara, and Gombe states all saw less than 3 non-governmental intervention initiatives in their communities.