Humanitarian needs increased over 2016 as people, particularly in recently accessible areas, face a growing food and nutrition crisis. Response operations for the Food Security Sector has increased substantially with plans to reach 1 million people in the three most affected states in North East Nigeria with food interventions in the month of December alone. With 77 per cent of the IDPs living among host communities, response efforts will also focus on people living in host communities - both IDPs and the community itself.
The second consignment of construction materials arrived for the humanitarian hubs, enabling accommodation for 100 staff from INGOs and UN agencies in the main hub in Maiduguri. The main hub will also hold conference facilities and a medical centre for humanitarian community. The humanitarian hubs will enable humanitarian workers to scale up operations and remain in the harder to reach areas on a rotational basis.
- UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
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