WFP Nigeria Situation Report #9, 1 - 15 March 2017

from World Food Programme
Published on 15 Mar 2017

In Numbers

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)

3.9 m people food insecure in Borno and Yobe States and projected to increase to 4.6 m between June and August 2017 (Phases 3, 4 & 5, preliminary results – Cadre Harmonisé,
March 2017)


  • Preliminary Cadre Harmonisé results were presented on 10 March 2017. Both in Borno and Yobe States, where WFP currently operates, the total population in phases 3 to 5 has decreased (slightly in Borno and more significantly in Yobe) since October 2016.

  • As of 17 March, across Borno and Yobe States, nearly 350,000 beneficiaries - most of them internally displaced, in camps or in host communities – benefitted from WFP food distributions.

Situation Update

  • The prolonged humanitarian crisis in the wake of the Boko Haram insurgency has had a devastating impact on food and nutrition security in the region leading to famine-like conditions in some areas.

  • The security situation remains fragile and unpredictable and is likely the most significant impediment to humanitarian access, often requiring military escorts on roads where threats of attack remain high.

  • During the reporting period, IOM reported over 8,700 newly displaced people across Borno State, while UNHCR registered over 14,000 returnees in Damasak, Mobbar LGA in Borno State, where more than 100 Nigerian returnees from bordering Niger’s Diffa region reportedly arrive on daily basis. On 11 March WFP participated, together with OCHA, UNHCR, and government agencies in a multi-sectorial assessment to complement any gaps in providing needs relating to shelter, food security, water and sanitation.