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Northeast Nigeria: Secondary Data Review: Conflict – Adamawa, Borno, Gombe, and Yobe states – 24 August 2015

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Key Findings

Scope and scale of crisis

Borno, Yobe and Adamawa state are most affected by the Boko Haram insurgency. The northeastern states are hosting the majority of IDPs. 1.3 million IDPs are in Adamawa, Borno, Gombe, and Yobe states. The entire resident population of these states (16 million) are considered affected by the Boko Haram insurgency.
Humanitarian needs are severe and access is limited, particularly in Borno state.

Priorities for humanitarian intervention

Food security and livelihood support is the priority need among the affected population in the northeast. At least 3.5 million people are considered food insecure. Households in much of Borno state and parts of Adamawa and Yobe are facing Crisis and Emergency (IPC Phase 3 and 4) food security outcomes.

Protection: Women and children are particularly vulnerable. Main concerns include targeting of civilians, abductions, sexual violence, forced recruitment, arbitrary arrests, and extrajudicial killings.
Public spaces such as schools, markets, and bus stops are frequently targeted by Boko Haram.

Health: The health system has collapsed in the most affected LGAs. Many health facilities have been the target of Boko Haram attacks, particularly in Borno and Yobe states. Access to healthcare is further limited by a lack of staff and medication, and capacity is overstretched in host communities

Access constraints

Access is constrained due to continued insecurity and damaged infrastructure. Most of Borno and parts of Adamawa and Yobe cannot be reached by humanitarian actors.