This Briefing Note provides a crisis overview highlighting key findings, and analysing main sectoral issues, response capacity and information gaps.
Conflict: A State of Emergency (SoE) was declared in the northeastern states of Borno, Yobe, and Adamawa on 14 May 2013 (due to expire in May 2014), following an escalation of violence between Nigerian government forces and Boko Haram (BH) Islamist insurgents. Six million people are directly affected by the conflict, which is half of the population.
Displacement: Over 300,000 people, mainly women, children, and the elderly, have moved within Nigeria or sought refuge in neighbouring Niger, Cameroon or Chad. Key figures as of March 2014 include: