WFP Nigeria Country Brief, November 2017

Situation Report
Originally published



• In November WFP, both directly and through partnerships, provided food assistance to 1,160,000 people (97 percent of the plan of the month) through in-kind distributions (75 percent) and cash-based transfers (25 percent) in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa States.

• The onset of the dry season triggered an increase in attacks and renewed military operations in November, particularly in Borno State and parts of Adamawa State. This has caused additional population displacement, substantial casualties, and restricted humanitarian access.

Operational Updates

• During the month of November, across Borno,
Yobe and Adamawa States, WFP reached 1,160,000 people with food and nutrition assistance.

• 844,000 beneficiaries (96 percent of the plan)-most of them internally displaced in camps or in host communities – benefited from food distributions, while in areas with functioning markets 279,000 people (100 percent of the plan) were assisted with cash or vouchers.

• WFP provided preventative nutrition assistance to 136,000 children aged 6-23 months (96 percent of planned) and 97,500 pregnant and lactating women (PLW) (75 percent of planned). These vulnerable children and women received specialised nutritious foods, screening for malnutrition, and health, nutrition and WASH messages through WFP’s blanket supplementary feeding programme activities.

• 14,500 mt of mixed food commodities were dispatched and USD 3.1 million were disbursed.

• In November, the UN Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) has transported 4,600 passengers via fixed and rotary wing for 71 organisations.

• The Logistics Sector facilitated the storage of 2,900 m3 (400 mt) of humanitarian relief items at the three common storage sites in Maiduguri,
Monguno and Banki (Borno State) on behalf of 18 organisations.

• Maintenance missions were carried out by the Emergency telecommunications Sector in Ngala and in Gwoza to ensure full operability of internet and security telecommunications services at the humanitarian hubs.