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A mother participates in USAID-funded program in northeastern Nigeria.
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Key Developments

The Borno State Government restarted closures of internally displaced person (IDP) camps, exacerbating humanitarian needs for more than 120,000 relocated IDPs.

Heavy rainfall generated flooding in northeast Nigeria between June and August, resulting in 330 deaths, displacement, and damage to or destruction of shelters and farmland.

Severe acute malnutrition cases continued to increase in northeastern Nigeria, reaching the highest level in five years as of June, the Northeast Nigeria Nutrition Sector reports.

Background

Continued Boko Haram- and Islamic State of Iraq and Syria-West Africa-related insecurity has resulted in population displacement, disrupted livelihoods, food insecurity, and protection concerns in northeastern Nigeria—primarily Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe states—since 2015. Insecurity continues to restrict access to basic services, and both displaced people and vulnerable host communities are in need of emergency food assistance, safe drinking water, relief commodities, as well as health, nutrition, protection, shelter, and water, sanitation, and hygiene interventions. The majority of internally displaced persons in northeastern Nigeria continue to reside in host communities and camps, straining local resources and exacerbating needs among displaced and host populations. On October 3, 2019, Chargé d’Affaires, a.i., Kathleen FitzGibbon redeclared a disaster for FY 2020 due to the ongoing complex emergency in Nigeria.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Last updated: November 09, 2022

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