Now in its eighth year, the conflict in Nigeria’s north-east has resulted in widespread forced displacement, acute food insecurity and serious Protection concerns. For 2017, out of some 8.5 million people in need of life-saving assistance, aid groups are targeting 6.9 million of the most vulnerable.
By the end of June, the 2017 Humanitarian Response Plan was 36 per cent funded, which allowed a scale-up in several sectors, such as Nutrition, Education and Health. However, despite these encouraging developments, the response continues to be hampered by major challenges, especially the lack of humanitarian access in certain areas due to insecurity. In addition, insufficient funding continues to limit the implementation of important activities, namely in the Food Security (28 per cent funded) and Response and Recovery Planning (0.1 per cent funded) sectors. This was compounded by the recent influx of Nigerian refugees returning from neighbouring countries which further depleted already stretched resources.
- UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
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