Nigeria: 2016 Humanitarian Assistance Overview

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Since 2009, the North-East Nigeria continues to face attacks on civilians by Boko Haram that cause death, displacement, destruction of livelihoods, and violation of civilians’ rights. The crisis is directly affecting more than 14.8 million people in Adamawa, Borno, Gombe and Yobe States. Out of affected population, 7 million people are estimated to be in need of humanitarian assistance. More than 2.2 million displaced people, 1,8 million people in host community and 3 million people living in areas that have been inaccessible for most of 2015 have unknown needs. The humanitarian community targets 3.9 million people for humanitarian assistance in 2016.

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