For the eighth consecutive year, violence induced by Boko Haram insurgency and military counter-insurgency operations has led to over 1.8 million people being displaced from their homes in the six northeast states. Ninety-two per cent of the displaced people are from Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states. Borno state continues to host most of the displaced people. Over half of the total displaced population are children. Food insecurity has also been aggravated by the conflict. According to the latest Cadre Harmonise assessment, 4.7 million people are classified to be in need of food assistance ( IPC phase 3-5) in the three states. This number is projected to increase to 5.2 million between June and August this year during the peak of the lean season.
From January to end of March this year, despite inadequate funding and challenges in humanitarian access in some areas of Borno State, humanitarian partners reached slightly above 30 per cent of the targeted population with life-saving interventions. Positive donor response was recorded during the Oslo conference held in February. Timely fulfilment of pledges by international partners and Nigerian government is required to enable humanitarian actors continue providing urgently needed humanitarian assistance in all the key sectors as outlined below.
- UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
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