Nigeria

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

The 2022 Humanitarian Response Plan for Nigeria requests $1.1 billion to provide assistance to more than 5.5 million people in the Northeast.

Internally displaced persons camp closures in Borno have prompted outflows to nearby displacement sites, resulting in increased risks for fire incidents and disease transmission.

Approximately 1,300 security incidents occurred in Nigeria during the first three months of 2022, with indirect fire and rocket attacks becoming more common as organized armed groups seek to gain territory.

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: June 10, 2022

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