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OCHA - Situation Report - Highlights ()

  • 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
  • Up to 7 million people may become food insecure, up from pre-COVID-19 figures of 3.7 million
  • Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states have recorded COVID-19 cases, including in IDP camps. Borno is among the worst affected states in Nigeria. COVID-19 is deepening humanitarian needs
  • In light of COVID-19, humanitarians have adapted the response, setting up hand washing stations and quarantine shelters and introduced physical distancing during distributions
  • Aid workers reached 5.2 million people in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states with life-saving assistance in 2019
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Local CSOs HEWA and COMO holding sensitization meetings with traditional and religious leaders in Yola South LGA, Adamawa State. Photo: HEWA/Abubakar Halilu
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Nigeria Food Security Alert: August 12, 2020

As COVID-19 pandemic drives deterioration in Nigeria’s economy, assistance needs sharply increase In Nigeria, where ongoing conflict is already resulting in high food assistance needs, the COVID19...

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  • People in Need

    7,900,000 3% increase since 3 Dec 2019

    Source: OCHA
  • People Targeted for Assistance

    5,900,000 4% increase since 3 Dec 2019

    Source: OCHA
  • Children in Need

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

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

    4,507,847 84% increase since 30 Nov 2018

    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

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