WFP Nigeria Situation Report #2, September 2016

Situation Report
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In Numbers

2.1 million people displaced of which 1.4 million are in Borno and 0.13 million in Yobe States (IOM Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM), August 2016)

1.1 million people severely food insecure in Borno and Yobe States

Phases 4 & 5, Cadre Harmonisé, August 2016


  • On 21 September, the United Nations Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) deployed a second helicopter based in Maiduguri to boost humanitarian access in the North East.

  • WFP continued its cross-border food delivery operation from Cameroon to Banki, Borno State.

  • In September, WFP assisted 88,702 people with cash transfers, 107,030 people with in-kind food assistance and 69,584 children aged 6-59 months with nutritious food.

Situation Update

  • In northeast Nigeria, security and humanitarian conditions continue to deteriorate due to violence and conflict. Fleeing populations and host communities are facing severe food insecurity resulting from successive poor harvests due to abandoned crops, minimal cross-border cash crop trade and lost economic opportunities.

  • The August 2016 Cadre Harmonisé analysis reports 4.4 million food insecure people in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa States. Out of these, 1.1 million people are severely food insecure in Borno and Yobe States (phases 4 and 5).

  • Following reports of critical gaps in food assistance in some locations in Borno State and to decide on possible expansion, A joint UNICEF-WFP access mission will take place in October following reports of critical gaps in some locations in Borno and to decide on possible scale up through deployment of rapid response teams. In addition, WFP is currently planning a review in all currently targeted Local Government Areas to determine the suitability of the programmes and modalities of assistance according to the context.