Nigeria: Humanitarian Dashboard (January - February 2017)

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The eight-year conflict in Nigeria’s northeast has created a deepening humanitarian crisis. Boko Haram violence and military operations continue to affect millions of people across the region. Nearly 1.9 million people have been forced to flee their homes; more than half of these people are children. Currently 5.1 million people are estimated in urgent need of food assistance in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states.

Despite massive funding deficits and challenging humanitarian access in some areas, mainly in Borno State, humanitarian partners have scaled up efforts to assist 6.9 million of the most vulnerable people. From January until end of February this year, at least 1.9 million people received life-saving assistance. However, timely fulfillment of pledges (including US $458 million pledged in Oslo Humanitarian Conference) from international partners and Nigerian government is critical to providing the needed humanitarian assistance.

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