Humanitarian Situation

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  • Up to 5.1 million people risk being critically food insecure during the next lean season (June - August 2021), a level similar to 2016-2017 when famine was looming over Borno State
  • The UN Central Emergency Fund has allocated $15 million for urgent food aid. The Humanitarian Coordinator has called for the international community to follow and step up support
  • The number of people in need of urgent assistance in north-east Nigeria rose from 7.9 million at the beginning of 2020 to 10.6 million since the onset of COVID-19
  • Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states recorded COVID-19 cases, some in IDP camps. Aid actors have adapted the response, including setting up hand washing stations and quarantine shelters
  • Despite challenges, aid workers have already reached over 3.6 million people with life-saving assistance in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states since the beginning of the year
Nigeria Situation Update Photo
November 2020, Bakassi IDP camp, Maiduguri - Aisha Usman's daughter Falmata is one year old and malnourished. Aisha herself is sick and has no money to see a doctor to get treated. Her husband left her after stealing all her gold and she has lost everything. She is supported by UNHCR and GISCOR who conduct protection screening in the camp and organise mobile legal court sessions in the camp. Aisha is hoping she will obtain justice and her husband will pay her for the gold he has stolen from her. Photo: OCHA/Eve Sabbagh
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Nigeria Food Security Outlook, October 2020 to May 2021

Despite the main harvest, food assistance needs remain high across northern conflict-affected areas Key Messages The Boko Haram conflict in the northeast has increased in recent months, increasing...

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  • People in Need

    10,600,000 34% increase since 21 Apr 2020

    Source: OCHA
  • People Targeted for Assistance

    7,800,000 32% increase since 21 Apr 2020

    Source: OCHA
  • Children in Need

    4,070,000 5% decrease since 31 Aug 2018

    Source: UNICEF
  • People in Food Crisis/Emergency (IPC phase 3+)

    4,022,461 11% decrease since 1 Jun 2019

    Source: FAO
  • Northeast Nigeria: People in Food Crisis/Emergency (IPC phase 3+)

    2,735,603 60% increase since 30 Nov 2018

    Source: FAO
  • Acutely Malnourished Children in North East Nigeria


    Source: IPC

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