Food insecurity remains acute in Nigeria’s Borno State; populations in inaccessible areas could experience further deterioration in the coming year
Late February conference aims to mobilize political support and financial resources for humanitarian assistance in Lake Chad Basin Region
Measles vaccine campaign reaches 4.7 million children in northeastern Nigeria
Despite favorable rainfall levels in 2016 and an improvement in agricultural conditions in most of Nigeria, food security conditions remain poor in Boko Haram-affected areas of the country’s northeastern states due to high food prices, livelihood disruptions, and market constraints, according to the USAID-funded Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET). Although the food security situation continues to deteriorate in inaccessible areas, humanitarian assistance has likely prevented conditions among some internally displaced persons (IDPs) from worsening, FEWS NET reports.
On February 24, the governments of Nigeria, Germany, and Norway plan to host a humanitarian conference in Oslo, Norway, to highlight the depth of needs in the Lake Chad Basin Region, comprising parts of Cameroon, Chad, Niger, and Nigeria, and mobilize financial support for emergency humanitarian response efforts.
A recently completed measles vaccination campaign reached 4.7 million children across Nigeria’s Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe states. The campaign follows an outbreak of measles in 2016, when health care workers identified approximately 25,000 cases of measles among children in Nigeria.
The Government of Nigeria (GoN) and relief agencies continue to address needs resulting from the accidental airstrike on an IDP site in Rann town, Borno, on January 17.
The 2017 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) for Niger identifies nutrition assistance as an urgent need among conflict-affected people in the country’s Diffa Region. USAID partners continue efforts to mitigate factors that aggravate nutrition conditions in Niger.
The latest International Organization for Migration (IOM) Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) identifies an approximately 3.5 percent decline in IDPs in Cameroon’s Far North Region since October.