Nigeria, Chad and Niger account for three-quarters of the population facing severe food insecurity, in particular communities in north-western Chad, where those facing crisis levels of food insecurity has more than doubled.
The first step in effectively addressing IDPs’ needs is for the government to systematically collect data on their number and situation, which currently is limited, contested and outdated, according to IDMC.
The cash transfers are an effective means to give the poorest access to food following the floods. Food is available in the markets, but the flood has stripped families of the purchasing power to buy it, said WFP.
Food shortages and weak purchasing power will limit food availability and access, particularly for the urban poor and for households with ill or deceased family members, in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.