Northeast Nigeria: Humanitarian emergency - Situation Report No. 6 (as of 24 February 2017)

Highlights

  • Almost US$458 million has been pledged to fund the Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) for 2017, and almost $214 million for 2018 and beyond.

  • The Nigeria Humanitarian Fund is launched: a pooled fund to be managed in-country. The first allocation is expected in the second quarter of 2017. UN agencies and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) are both eligible for funding, for activities prioritised at local level.

  • Given recent food security alerts for Nigeria including the Global Information and Early Warning System of the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO), it is crucial that crop seeds, tools and livestock-support reach families urgently ahead of the lean season.

  • 406,096 children have been reached by school or temporary learning spaces in camps for internally displaced persons (IDPs) and in host communities and areas where IDPs have returned. But they have yet to receive emergency classroom supplies.

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