Nigeria

ACAPS Briefing Note: Nigeria - Displacement (8 April 2015)

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Crisis Overview

  • There are 1.2 million IDPs in Nigeria, most of whom were displaced by Boko Haramrelated violence. The majority are in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states, in the far northeast, but 47,276 IDPs are in Plateau, Nasarawa, Abuja, Kano, and Kaduna states. Little to no assistance has been provided to the IDPs in the periphery of areas directly hit by the Boko Haram insurgency and current military operations.

  • This Briefing Note focuses on Benue, Kaduna, Taraba, Plateau, Federal Capital Territory and Nasarawa states.

  • These IDPs are facing IPC Phase 3 (Crisis) food insecurity and high levels of malnutrition.

  • Inter-communal violence has also caused displacement in some of these states, although its exact extent is unknown.

  • Current needs, in terms of both magnitude and severity, remain higher in the northeast: humanitarian emergency thresholds have been exceeded and access is a significant obstacle.