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
- UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
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