Conflict in the North-East of Nigeria has escalated in recent months with more than 1.2 million internally displaced persons (IDP) in need of humanitarian assistance as of 4 March 2015, as registered by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA). In addition, some 194,0001 refugees, returnees and stranded migrants have fled to neighboring countries to seek safety from the violence and inter-communal violence in North- Central Nigeria continues to have a humanitarian impact.
1.2 million Estimated internally displaced people by conflict and inter-communal violence as of 04 March 2015
194,000 People fled to neighbouring countries including refugees, returnees and stranded migrants as 10 March 2015
20 humanitarian actors, including the United Nations, the Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement and International NGOs and the National Emergency Management Agency are responding to the humanitarian needs in the three states under recurrent Boko Haram attacks and the surrounding states in the North-east.
CRITICAL NEEDS The most urgent needs of people affected by the conflict include protection, shelter, food and access to education and health services for both displaced persons and host communities remains.
- UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
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