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12 years of prolonged conflict plunged the Northeast Nigerian states of Borno, Adamawa, and Yobe (BAY) into chronic food insecurity.  As insecurity soars, the food crisis is further compounded by high inflation rates, rocketing food commodity prices, funding shortfalls, limited market access, climate-related emergencies, and massive internal displacements. Over the past three years, a slight increase in access to land has enabled production opportunities and demanded more livelihood initiatives to strengthen the resilience of the affected communities.

Nonetheless, the latest Harmonized Framework analysis (Cadre Harmonise, March 2023) projected 4.3 million people will be facing crisis levels of food insecurity and above (phase 3+) among who over 520,000 grappling with emergency conditions (phase 4).

The Food Security Sector in Nigeria coordinates the provision of food and livelihood assistance to the affected populations and the sector’s evidence and analysis feed into the Humanitarian Needs Overview and Response Plan, among other key reports, advocacy initiatives, and intersectoral collaboration.