Lake Chad Basin - Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #7, Fiscal Year (FY) 2018
HRP aims to reach 6.1 million people northeastern Nigeria’s Adamawa,
Borno, and Yobe states in 2018
FEWS NET projects severe food insecurity, risk of Famine will persist in northeastern Nigeria through mid-2018
Relief actors deliver food assistance for 2 million people in northeastern Nigeria in December
On February 8, the UN, in coordination with the Government of Nigeria (GoN), launched the 2018 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP), requesting nearly $1.1 billion to address the humanitarian needs of 6.1 million people across northeastern Nigeria. In addition to the continued delivery of life-saving assistance and protection of vulnerable populations, the 2018 HRP prioritizes resilience-building initiatives and strengthening links to longer-term recovery to help conflict-affected populations rebuild their lives.
A substantial proportion of northeastern Nigeria’s population continues to face Crisis—IPC 3—or Emergency—IPC 4—levels of acute food insecurity, according to the Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET).4 Additionally, those living in inaccessible areas face heightened risk of Famine—IPC 5. FEWS NET reports that without continued humanitarian assistance, areas of Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe will continue to experience Emergency levels of acute food insecurity through May.
Recent FEWS NET analyses project that vulnerable households in Cameroon will likely face Stressed—IPC 2—levels of food insecurity in April and May, while some populations in Niger’s Diffa will likely face Crisis levels of acute food insecurity through May.
Recent armed group attacks underscore continued security risks facing civilians in the Lake Chad Basin region. In northeastern Nigeria, a suspected Boko Haram attack on January 31 resulted in at least five deaths and injured four people at an internally displaced person (IDP) camp, according to international media. In Niger, two suspected Boko Haram attacks in Diffa in January resulted in several deaths, and renewed concerns about unstable security conditions in areas that had experienced relative safety in recent months.