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The food insecurity and hunger situation in northeast Nigeria states of Borno, Adamawa, and Yobe has remained chronic after about 12 years of conflict. 

The March 2022 Cadre Harmonisé (CH) projects 4.1 million people in need (CH phases 3-5) during the peak of the 2022 lean season, of which an estimated 258,806, and 504, 234 people will be under phase 4 and inaccessible respectively. Therefore, Food Security Sector (FSS) partners target 4.1M people for Emergency Food Assistance, and 3.5M people for Agricultural Livelihoods support in BAY states to save lives, support resilience and self-reliance to prevent the adoption of negative coping mechanisms, and mitigate the risk of malnutrition.

The marked deterioration in the food security situation is linked to insecurity as evident in the armed conflict between the government and Non-State Armed Groups (NSAGs), which has led to displacements, limited access to markets, farming, and grazing land which are essential for livelihood opportunities. This has been worsened by the high rates of inflation which have affected food prices. This situation has stretched remaining accessible communal resources, due to increased dependency on IDPs, returnees, and vulnerable host communities.