FAO : Northeastern Nigeria Results of the 2017 rainy season programme
|Post date||Wednesday, 7 March, 2018 - 07:48|
|Document Type||Report, Annual Report, Progress Report|
|Content Themes||Resilience, Agriculture, Livestock, Livelihoods|
|Sources||FAO, Food Security Sector|
Since 2013, the Boko Haram insurgency in northeastern Nigeria has caused a significant humanitarian crisis resulting in massive socio-economic and human losses. A total of 1.9 million people fled their homes losing their livelihoods, and 75 percent of them are currently with host communities, putting an additional burden on already vulnerable households.
The Cadre Harmonisé analysis (March 2017) estimated that over 5 million people in the three most affected States – Adamawa, Borno and Yobe – were facing severe food insecurity (Phases 3-5) during the peak of the lean season (June–July). The insurgency has disrupted agricultural activities and access to food supplies, markets and basic social services, worsening an already dire food security situation. A large number of households rely on cash transfers and food assistance for their food consumption, and with very limited assets and employment opportunities, crisis-affected populations have adopted negative coping mechanisms to deal with rising hunger while struggling to meet their basic needs. Furthermore, women and youths have been particularly affected by the crisis given their exposure to radicalization and increased risk to sexual abuse and exploitation.