1.8 m people displaced, of which 1.3 million in Borno and 0.13 million in Yobe States
4.4 m people food insecure in Borno and Yobe States
In January, WFP, both directly and through partnerships, reached 787,400 people with in-kind food distributions, 234,000 children aged 6-59 months with specialized nutritious food and 218,300 beneficiaries through Cash Based Transfers (CBT), reaching overall 1,064,000 people.
In February, WFP, both directly and through partnerships, plans to reach a total of 1.3 million beneficiaries.
The crisis induced by the Boko Haram insurgency remains the main driving factor of instability in northeast Nigeria and has the potential to cause further displacements and increase food insecurity.
Markets remain disrupted in the affected areas and challenges to reaching people in need remain, due to high levels of insecurity and hence restricted access.
Because of a significantly below-average harvest (50 percent below the five-year average) the annual lean season is expected to start early in April-May instead of July and given the limited purchasing power and the depletion of household stocks, millions of people are likely to remain severely food insecure until October 2017.