Nigeria

WFP Nigeria Situation Report #32, 1-31 August 2018

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• In August, WFP provided food and nutrition assistance to 1.14 million people (92 percent of the plan) through in-kind distributions (72 percent of total general food assistance intervention) and cashbased transfers (28 percent) in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa.

• WFP supported a total of 13,442 newly displaced people with immediate food assistance, reaching reception areas in 12 hotspot locations in August.

Situation Update

• The humanitarian crisis in northeast Nigeria continues with civilians bearing the brunt of a conflict that has resulted in widespread displacement, destruction of infrastructure, and a near-collapse of basic social services.

• According to the August 2018 IOM Displacement Tracking Matrix, as many as 1.7 million people remain internally displaced in the most affected northeast states of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa. Of those, over 80 percent are in Borno State. Recently, the number of displaced has declined about 5 percent compared to previous months.