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Reference : V-F-CR-F-03481-N
Date : 07/2022
Country/Region : NIGERIA
Title : First humanitarian impact bond successfully brings physical rehabilitation services to conflict-affected communities
Duration : 00:05:16
Cameraman : FATAI, Adewale
Editor : NG'ANG'A KAMAU, Mark
Person appearing :
NGOTA, Daniel Odhiambo (chef d'équipe, CICR)
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Production company : ICRC
ICRC producer :
SERIEX, Florian Bastian; NG'ANG'A KAMAU, Mark
Description : Over 3,000 persons with disability have benefited from physical rehabilitation services in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Mali and Nigeria, thanks to the first humanitarian impact bond (HIB). Initiated by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in 2017, this innovative financing mechanism has proven to be an efficient tool to raise project-driven funding at a time of growing global needs.

An estimated 29 million people – about 14 per 100 of the population - live with a disability in Nigeria and physical rehabilitation services are not available for many of them. In the North-East of the country, conflict and violence have left many with no access to essential health care services, forcing people to travel 600 miles to reach a facility with adequate care.
“Before ICRC started this center, service users used to go to Kano, which is 600 miles away from Maiduguri to seek services at the PRC (Physical Rehabilitation Centre) there,” said Daniel Odhiambo, ICRC team leader for the physical rehabilitation center in Maiduguri. “The service users in Borno state now feel that they can reach the service at any time”

The three centers in Nigeria, the DRC and Mali, were funded through a unique financing mechanism called the Humanitarian Impact Bond (HIB). The initial funding was provided by social investors, such as Bank Lombard Odier and New Re, and ultimately reimbursed through a payment-by-result agreements by outcome funders, including the governments of Switzerland, Belgium, Italy, the United Kingdom and “La Caixa” Foundation.
The center has already had an immense impact for patients like Bintu Umar who was amputated in 2009 after an attack on her village. “When I didn’t have the prosthetic leg, some activities were challenging for me. But thanks to the leg, I can assist my parents. I also do household chores now.”
Original language : International soundtrack
English title : First humanitarian impact bond successfully brings physical rehabilitation services to conflict-affected communities
Colour/B&W : colour
Resolution : 1280 x 720
Aspect ratio : 16/9
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