WFP Nigeria Situation Report #5, December 2016
1.8 m people displaced, of which 1.3 million in Borno and 0.13 million in Yobe States
4.4 m people food insecure in Borno and Yobe States
In December 2016, WFP has assisted through cash -based transfers, in-kind food assistance and specialized nutritious food distributions more than a million Nigerians in conflict -affected zones in the Northeast of country.
In 2017 WFP aims to scale-up further to assist as many as 2 million people by the end 2017, expanding to new areas.
WFP needs a total of US$ 208 million for its humanitarian response in Northeast Nigeria over the next six months (January-June 2017), of which US$ 181 million has yet to be found.
The crisis induced by the Boko haram insurgency remains the main driving factor of instability in north-east Nigeria and has the potential to cause further displacements and increase food insecurity.
A FEWS NET report issued on 13 December estimates that in 2016 famine likely occurred in Bama and Banki towns in Bama LGA (Borno State) and may be ongoing in inaccessible areas. However the report, approved by IPC’s Emergency Review Committee, notes that assistance since July has contributed to a reduction in levels of mortality and malnutrition, and has improved conditions in accessible areas of Borno State, including preventing famine in many IDP concentrations.
The IOM’s December Displacement Tracking Matrix reports around 1.77 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) are in north-east Nigeria, 80 percent of which are located across Borno, Adamawa and Yobe States.