While an increasing amount of territory in Northeast Nigeria has become accessible to humanitarian workers, suicide bombings and attacks against civilians persisted during the reporting period. Violence in the northeast has caused massive displacement and at the same time restricted movement, disrupting food supplies and hindering access to basic services. People affected by violence in Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe, and neighbouring Bauchi, Taraba, and Gombe States are in urgent need of life-saving humanitarian assistance.
According with the last Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) assessments, food continues to be the prevalent unmet need (60 per cent) of more than half of the displaced people surveyed in camps and host communities. The need for Non‐ Food Items (NFIs) was reported as the second most urgent need with 21 per cent citing it as their most unmet need. Other urgent unmet needs include shelter, water, sanitation and hygiene, and security.
The Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) Round XIV report was released. As of 25 January, nearly 1.9 million IDPs have been identified across six states. Biometric registration continued in Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe, where 505,431 individuals—456,947 IDPs and 48,484 returnees– have been registered.
IOM distributed over 3,310 non-food item kits and kitchen sets to 19,682 IDPs, and completed the construction of 760 emergency shelters benefitting 5,320 conflict-affected population.
IOM reached 14,454 new individuals through psychosocial support activities such as recreational activities, focus group discussions, informal education or health talks, among others.