Nigeria Situation Report, 18 Nov 2020

Situation Report
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  • The number of people in need of urgent assistance in north-east Nigeria rose from 7.9 million at the beginning of 2020 to 10.6 million since the onset of COVID-19.

  • As many as 4.3 million people may become food insecure, up from pre-COVID-19 figures of 3.7 million Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states recorded COVID-19 cases, some in IDP camps. Aid actors have adapted the response, including setting up hand washing stations and quarantine shelters.

  • Heavy rainfalls and floods have affected over 100,000 people in the BAY states, hindering access.
    Humanitarians pre-positioned assistance and are mobilising increased resources

  • Despite challenges, aid workers have already reached over 3 million people with life-saving assistance in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states since the beginning of the year

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