7.1 million people affected (2019-2021 Humanitarian Response Plan)
3 states affected
2 million people displaced (Round 32 DTM IOM)
4.3 million people are food insecure (IPC Phase 3-5 - Cadre Harmonisé, June to August 2020)
• WFP reached 751,264 of 958,046 targeted beneficiaries, providing life-saving food assistance to conflict-affected and internally displaced persons in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States.
• The Government of Nigeria contributed 2,000 mt of cereals from its Strategic Grain Reserve. The food will be used to complement WFP cash transfers to vulnerable COVID-19 affected people in Abuja, Lagos and Kano identified by the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development.
Voices from the field: Makoko, southwest Nigeria
As the Nigerian Federal Government ramped up support for some of the most vulnerable groups in the country, the World Food Programme provided technical support to the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development.
WFP deployed teams to Abuja and Lagos to provide on the ground guidance and advice to the Ministry for rollout of the modified National Home-Grown School Feeding Programme.
WFP’s partnership with the Government delivered food rations safely to schoolchildren in Abuja and Lagos. Among the most vulnerable people served in the intervention were the residents of the world’s largest floating slum, Makoko, Lagos, who kept their hopes up as the COVID-19 lockdown sank their livelihoods.
Alice Tinsheme, 60, a mother of six who also sells fish in Makoko, said: “We go to the market and don’t sell anything and so it’s hard for the children to eat. All the money we had saved, we have spent. We just put everything in God’s hands now. Everything is expensive.
“Our children are not in school because of the coronavirus. Whatever we see is what we eat. It gives me joy that I have received some food items; that is why I quickly prepared it. That is what my grandson David is now eating. I am grateful to those who provided this food. God bless them. We pray that coronavirus leaves our country so we can have peace.”