The humanitarian crisis in north-east Nigeria is one of the most severe in the world today with 7.7 million people in need and 6.1 million targeted for humanitarian assistance in 2018. A decade on, the crisis has largely been triggered by a regionalized armed conflict and is first and foremost a protection crisis, with 5.8 million people in need of protection interventions. While the humanitarian community has provided life-saving assistance to over 3 million affected people in 2018 and helped stabilise living conditions for millions of people, significant humanitarian needs still remain, including food, nutrition and health. Security constraints continue to pose a major challenge to the timely delivery of assistance, and the protection of aid workers is severely under threat following the execution of two aid workers and midwives who had been kidnapped in Rann in March 2018 by Non State Armed Groups.
- UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
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