The results of the mid-August Cadre Harmonisé food security assessment in north-eastern Nigeria reveal a considerable deterioration of food security, with more than 4.4 million people estimated to be facing “crisis” and “emergency” levels. At least 65 000 people are experiencing famine-like conditions.
Humanitarian access remains limited and situation remains critical in both the newly accessible and still inaccessible areas due to the deepening food security, nutrition crisis and polio and measles outbreak. 13 cases of Acute Watery Diarrhea (AWD) with high fatality rates are reported from Rann/Kalabalage LGA, staff and supply on standby in Borno, however no response has reached there yet due to security and access constraints.
In total, 1,878,205 IDPs (IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM), Round 11 Aug, 2016) have been displaced by the insurgency with the highest numbers recorded in Borno (69%), Adamawa (7.8%) and Yobe (6.4%) states. Children constitute 54% of the IDP population. Additional 2.2 million people are estimated to be in areas still inaccessible.
The HAC is currently being revised to $115m, up from 55.6 million to reflect the latest funding requirements for response in the Northeast Nigeria. UNICEF to date UNICEF has received $28million against to scale up response which will cover the urgent needs of the affected population for 6 months (August 2016- February 2017). The scale up plan focuses on a multi-sector response covering newly liberated areas, Maiduguri Municipality, Jere and Southern Borno and Gujaba and Gulani LGAs of Yobe.
One more case of Wild Polio Virus type 1 was identified in Monguno (newly accessible LGA) bringing the total to 3 cases. Preparations for next round of outbreak response is underway post immediate response.