In 2020, aid workers were constrained more than ever due to security challenges and movement restrictions caused by the ongoing violence and the COVID-19 pandemic. The humanitarian response recorded its lowest funding level (52%) since the beginning of the joint response. Vital needs for food, water and health services have dramatically increased over the past months. Despite a difficult operating environment, since the beginning of 2020, 147 national and international humanitarian organizations, including United Nations, continue to work across 66 Local Government Areas (LGAs) in Borno, Adamawa, and Yobe States of north-east Nigeria. Aid workers have reached around 5.4 million people with humanitarian assistance out of 7.8 targeted amongst the 10.6 million people in need. Over 2 million children were saved from malnutrition. Over 3 million people benefitted from health services and humanitarian organizations stepped up their actions to protect the most vulnerable people from the new coronavirus.
- UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
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