Nigeria Contingency Plan - Borno State: Rainy season 2017

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2,334,000 People in needs
148 Million USD Total Estimated budget
31 Million USD for preparedness
117 Million USD For response


The ongoing conflict in northeast Nigeria has affected most, if not all, people who live in the area; with Adamawa, Borno and Yobe being the three most affected states. For the eighth consecutive year, the humanitarian crisis has deepened, resulting in the displacement of nearly 1.8 million people; 89 per cent are from Borno, out of which 91 per cent are within the state and children constitute the majority of the displaced population. As the rainy season approaches, potential flooding in these areas would only deepen the humanitarian crisis leaving an additional 130,000 to 200,000 in need of humanitarian support. Access to populations who are already critically food insecure would become more difficult while the spread of disease and destruction of shelters could increase.

Timely fulfilment of pledges to international partners and the Nigerian government remain critical to providing the urgently needed humanitarian assistance in terms of food, nutrition, psychosocial support, shelter, water, and other humanitarian assistance.

To ensure rapid and appropriate humanitarian assistance for those with additional risk of flooding during the upcoming rainy season, the OHCT has developed this Contingency Plan for Borno State. This plan includes time critical life-saving activities as prioritized by sectors in the immediate term based on the most likely scenario, but within the overall Nigeria 2017 HRP framework. The total estimated budget of the plan of US$148 million includes US$31 million for preparedness and US$117 million for response activities.

The Contingency Plan for Borno State is based on the IASC Emergency Response and Preparedness (ERP) methodology to:

1. Reach a common understanding of risk to ensure early action is taken for the rainy season (june to september 2017).

2. Establish a minimum level of floods and Food Security and Nutrition (FSN) preparedness across sectors.

3. Build the basis for a joint OHCT response strategy to meet the needs of affected people in the first 2 weeks to 4 months of a response.

4. Develop operational delivery plans for key sectors including preparedness measures to be implemented immediately.

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