2014 Humanitarian Needs Overview: Nigeria, December 2013

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Priority Needs

  1. Advocate for the protection of civilians: Ensure adequate protection of civilians in the North East especially ending of deliberate and coordinated attacks and killings of boys, girls, women, men.

  2. Provision of life saving emergency assistance and essential services for disaster affected people:
    Scaling up support to sever e and acute malnourished children and women in the Sahel region of Nigeria and meeting residual needs of displaced population from floods and inter - communal conflicts especially in the sector of food, water, sanitation, health, temporary shelter and essential food items

  3. Improve and maintain humanitarian access for delivery and distribution of humanitarian assistance to affected population: Enlarging humanitarian corridor to population affected by insurgency and declaration of a state of emergency in t he North East of Nigeria. The recent extension of the state of emergency will require improved humanitarian access.

  4. Ensure adequate levels of preparedness to respond to various humanitarian crises including election/political violence, floods, epidemics and food insecurity: Significant investment in the capacity of the Government to be able to collaboratively work with the humanitarian community to effectively prepare and respond to disasters including capacity for data collection, disaggregation and analysis.

Building resilience of households and communities in drought prone regions to improve food security and sustain livelihoods: Supporting communities to strengthen livelihood resilience and adapt farming system to climate change

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