Nigeria + 4 more

Lake Chad Basin - Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #16, Fiscal Year (FY) 2017



  • USG announces additional $45 million for the Nigeria humanitarian response

  • More than 11,800 people relocate to Nigeria’s Banki town from Cameroon in May

  • WFP continues providing emergency food assistance to IDPs and refugees across the Lake Chad Basin Region

  • International donors contribute $24 million to the Nigerian Humanitarian Fund


  • On May 24, the U.S. Government (USG) announced more than $329 million in additional humanitarian assistance to respond to the needs of vulnerable populations affected by food insecurity and ongoing violence in Nigeria, South Sudan, Somalia, and Yemen. The total includes approximately $45 million for emergency food, nutrition, and other life-saving assistance in northeastern Nigeria. The additional contribution brings the total USG funding for the humanitarian response in Nigeria to nearly $345 million since October 2015.

  • From April 30–May 20, more than 11,800 people left Cameroon’s Minawao refugee camp for Nigeria’s Banki town, located in Borno State along the Cameroon–Nigeria border, according to a rapid assessment by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) Danish Refugee Council (DRC) and Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). Relief actors are coordinating to provide emergency shelter and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) assistance to meet the needs of newly arrived populations. However, the UN has expressed concern that the rapid influx of persons to Banki and surrounding areas in Borno could overwhelm the current response capacity of relief actors.

  • In April, USAID/FFP partner the UN World Food Program (WFP) provided emergency food assistance to an estimated 194,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) and Nigerian refugees in Cameroon’s Far North Region, reaching approximately 97 percent of the targeted population. With USAID/FFP support, WFP also reached an estimated 163,000 IDPs, refugees, returnees, and vulnerable host community members in Niger’s conflictaffected Diffa Region with emergency food and nutrition assistance.