Nigeria: Emergency Food Security Assessment (EFSA) in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa States, December 2017 (Data collected between September and October, 2017)

The ongoing hostilities in north eastern Nigeria have unleashed a multitude of consequences on the affected population including widespread loss of life, massive population displacement, loss of livelihoods and diminished agricultural production as well as the destruction of housing, communication and market infrastructure. An in-depth Emergency Food Security Assessment was conducted by WFP and other partners between the 27th of September to the 18th of October 2017 to update the food security situation in the worst affected areas of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa States and to provide evidence-based food security information to support the October Cadre harmonise analysis. The objectives of the survey were to evaluate the food security situation of displaced and host communities, describe the profile, location and characteristics of food insecure households as well as the underlying causes of food insecurity and provide recommendations for the targeting of households most in need of assistance.