Joint Cash Feasibility Assessment: Overview February 2018



Following eight years of conflict in Northeast Nigeria, the region is experiencing significant humanitarian needs. Approximately 1.5 million people were internally displaced across Borno, Yobe, and Adamawa States as of the start of 2018, and in Borno State, the area most heavily affected by the crisis, 41% of the population reportedly faced critical food insecurity situations as of March 2017. In response to the crisis, humanitarian actors have sought to provide vulnerable populations with assistance through both in-kind distributions and cash-based assistance.

It is within this context that the Cash Working Group (CWG), supported by REACH, have conducted an assessment in order to determine the most appropriate modality of humanitarian assistance in a number of locations in Borno, Yobe, and Adamawa States. These locations were chosen based on CWG member organisation interest and data collection capacity. This assessment builds on the approach developed in November 2017 for a REACH and Food Security Sector assessment to determine the most appropriate food assistance modality in the town of Konduga. The assessment targets both IDP and host populations in the assessed towns, and focuses on food items, NFIs, firewood/fuel, and shelter repair materials, based on CWG member requests.