Dikwa Activity Update , Borno, Nigeria

Post date Wednesday, 7 April, 2021 - 16:57
Month(s) covered 2021-05
Document Type Other
Content Themes Agriculture, Food Assistance, Food Security
Sources CARE

The Humanitarian context in Borno State remains fluid and highly unpredictable. The month under review (March) witnessed increased numbers of attacks, abductions, criminalities, looting and mass displacements across the states and meeting up of illegal vehicles check points (IVCPs) along major routes connecting states and implementation areas.

Food access is anticipated to remain low as staple food prices are expected to remain high, driving Crises (IPC Phase 3) throughout the scenario period in the worst conflict affected areas like Dikwa. 

The recent attacks in Marte and Dikwa LGAs of Borno State led to fatalities and massive displacements of the rural population – this has in turn resulted in a significant decline in the food security and livelihoods of the affected households.

These attacks are of concern as some populations have been displaced multiple times in a short thereby placing them in a severe situation of losing all they have and been traumatized as they do not feel safe. Without having the specific numbers many conflict affected households have relocated to neighbouring areas, while others to Maiduguri. Some the most vulnerable populations, including many elderly, women and children, have likely remain in their areas of origin, with lower than normal access to typical food and income sources and humanitarian assistance. (FEWS NET).  

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