1.9 m people displaced, of which 1.5 million in Borno and 0.11 million in Yobe States (IOM Displacement Tracking Matrix, January 2017)
4.4 m people food insecure in Borno and Yobe States (Phases 3, 4 & 5 Cadre Harmonisé, October 2016)
In February, WFP, both directly and through partnerships is targeting a total of 1.3 million beneficiaries in Borno and Yobe States. As of February 15, WFP had reached a total of 692,400 beneficiaries through cash-based transfers (CBT), in-kind food distributions and provision of nutritious food to children 6 to 59 months and pregnant and nursing women.
WFP is reviewing the expansion of its CBT coverage and, exploring alternative methodologies for cash assistance. On 08 February, the first distribution of e-vouchers and their redemption at retail shops took place in Maiduguri.
WFP has stepped up to meet the immense challenges in northeast Nigeria, and successfully achieved the rapid scale up of food assistance to over one million conflict-affected people in Borno and Yobe States.
WFP assistance through cash-based transfers, in-kind food assistance, and specialized nutritious food distributions has been significantly scaling up - from 160,000 people reached in October to over 1 million in December and January.
Efforts will continue throughout 2017 and WFP plans to reach 1.3 million people amongst the most vulnerable in February, while a budget revision is underway to reach even a larger number of beneficiaries.
Due the multidimensional nature of the crisis, WFP has adopted an agile response, using the most appropriate and context-specific transfer modalities and delivery mechanisms to address the needs.
WFP uses either food- or cash-based transfers to support displaced people living in camps or with host communities, as well as vulnerable host populations.