In northeast Nigeria close to 1.9 million are displaced due to insurgency. The majority are IDPs, of which over 1.4 million are in Borno State. Children constitute 54 per cent of the displaced population, and nearly half are under five years of age.
In 2016, over 398,000 children are estimated to be suffering from severe acute malnutrition in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states.
UNICEF’s scale up response focuses on provision of integrated package of critical life-saving services in Borno, Yobe and newly liberated areas.
Over 2.6 million affected population have access to UNICEF supported preventive healthcare services and 87,923 severe acute malnourished children have been newly admitted into therapeutic feeding programmes.
With UNICEF support, 479,533 affected people have access to safe water. Psychosocial support has reached 134,184 children and 74,491 children are benefitting from education services through protective and safe learning environment.
UNICEF’s scale up plan has a funding gap of 75 per cent. This critical underfunding, especially in WASH, Health and Child Protection, has constrained the scale up of UNICEF’s integrated multi-sector humanitarian response.