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

More than 4.1 million people in northeastern Nigeria are projected to experience Crisis and above levels of acute food insecurity during the ongoing June–August lean season, according to the latest Cadre Harmonisé analysis.

Conflict and violence continue to disrupt livelihoods, cause civilian casualties, and generate humanitarian needs across northeast and northwest Nigeria.

An estimated 2 million people are internally displaced in northeastern Nigeria, according to the International Organization for Migration. Protection concerns among displaced populations remain elevated.


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: July 05, 2022

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