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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
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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 Situation Report, 26 Nov 2020

HIGHLIGHTS 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...

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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

    921,618

    Source: IPC
  • IDPs

    2,118,550 1% increase since 16 Jun 2020

    Source: IOM
  • Returnees since August 2015

    1,714,682 1% increase since 16 Jun 2020

    Source: IOM
  • Nigerian Refugees in the Region

    300,547 No change since 30 Sep 2020

    Source: UNHCR
  • Nigerian Refugees in Cameroon

    114,710 No change since 30 Sep 2020

    Source: UNHCR
  • Nigerian Refugees & Asylum-Seekers in Chad

    16,163 1% increase since 30 Sep 2020

    Source: UNHCR
  • Nigerian Refugees in Niger

    119,541 1% increase since 30 Apr 2019

    Source: UNHCR
  • Cameroonian Refugees in Nigeria

    60,494 2% increase since 31 Aug 2020

    Source: UNHCR
  • Severely Malnourished Children in Lake Chad Basin Crisis Area

    400,000 No change since 29 Jun 2020

    Source: OCHA
  • People in Food Crisis/Emergency (IPC phase 3+) in Lake Chad Basin Crisis Area

    4,300,000 16% increase since 29 Jun 2020

    Source: OCHA
  • Schools Closed due to Insecurity

    934 No change since 30 Jun 2019

    Source: UNICEF
  • KKA Incidents against Aid Workers (Killed, Kidnapped and Arrested per year)

    2 67% decrease since 31 Dec 2019

  • Aid Workers affected by KKA Incidents (Killed, Kidnapped and Arrested per year)

    7 59% decrease since 31 Dec 2019

  • Aid Workers Kidnapped (per year)

    7 30% decrease since 31 Dec 2019

  • People Received WFP Food Assistance (per month)

    673,600 2% increase since 31 Aug 2020

    Source: WFP
  • New IDPs by Conflict (per year)

    248,000 54% decrease since 31 Dec 2018

    Source: IDMC
  • New IDPs by Natural Disasters (per year)

    157,000 74% decrease since 31 Dec 2018

    Source: IDMC

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