Humanitarian needs increased in 2016, as people, particularly in areas that became accessible, faced, and continue to suffer a severe food and nutrition crisis. Aid organizations have increased assistance. In December 2016 alone, more than one million people received food assistance in the three most affected states in Nigeria’s north-east. Alongside the displaced, efforts have also focused on meeting the needs of host communities: 77 per cent of IDPs live within communities. To further boost the scale-up of relief assistance, a base and hub project is being established in the north-east to provide accommodation for 100 NGO and UN staff at the base in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state. Hubs are being set up in some of the newly-accessible localities.
- UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
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