The crisis in Nigeria’s north-east is one of the most severe in the world, with 8.5 million people in need of humanitarian assistance in 2017 in the worst-affected states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe, out of whom 6.9 million are targeted for assistance. Now in its ninth year, the crisis shows no sign of abating. Insecurity continues to pose major challenges in delivering assistance, especially with the dry season enabling an intensification of hostilities between the Nigerian armed forces and non-state armed groups. Additionally, about 926,000 people remain completely inaccessible to humanitarian organisations. As the year draws to a close, the various sectors of the response are carrying out assessments to refine the planning of programmes for 2018, and carrying out various lessons-learnt exercises to improve the quality of the response moving forward.
- UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
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