Periodic Monitoring Report (January - December 2017)
|Post date||Tuesday, 15 May, 2018 - 10:48|
|Document Type||Periodic Monitoring Report|
|Content Themes||Response Monitoring, Agriculture, Livestock, Livelihoods, Food Assistance, Food Security|
|Sources||FAO, Food Security Cluster, Food Security Sector, Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), WFP|
I. Summary of the response
In 2017, the humanitarian response for north-east Nigeria underwent a major scale-up with several notable achievements. The UN and its humanitarian partners contributed to averting famine in the region, contained a cholera outbreak, enrolled hundreds of thousands of children in school, improved coordination at all levels, and reached overall more than 5 million people with life-saving assistance.
The estimated number of food insecure people dropped from 5.2 million during the lean season (June through September) to 2.6 million during the dry season (October through December). However, the nutrition and food security situation remains fragile as millions of women, children and men continue to depend on humanitarian assistance for their survival as of the end of 2017.