Nigeria

Nigeria Food Security Update, March 2013

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• Households who suffered flood-related crop losses last year (July to October) are currently experiencing below-average food stock levels and will become market dependent approximately two to three months earlier than normal in March/April. This has further been compounded by below average levels of dry season activities, which has reduced incomes from both crop sales and labor activities. In flood affected areas, Stressed (IPC Phase 2) food insecurity will be observed from now through June 2013.

• Conflict relating to Boko Haram has intensified in the north, particularly in Borno and Yobe states, and has disrupted agricultural, market, and trade activities. Householdsin Borno and Yobe states are currently Stressed (IPC Phase 2) and are expected decline into Crisis (IPC Phase 3) between April and June 2013.