Nigeria Northeast: Humanitarian Overview (May 2017)

Post date Wednesday, 28 June, 2017 - 14:33
Document Type Other Response Plan
Content Themes Cadre Harmonise, Humanitarian Response Planning, Response Maps, Programme quality, Accountability to Affected Populations, Response type, Resilience, Development, Emergency Response, Preparedness, Humanitarian Programme Cycle, Resource Mobilization, Response Monitoring, Strategic Response Planning, Agriculture, Early Recovery, Nutrition, Livestock, Livelihoods, Early Warning, Food Assistance, Food Security, Cluster Approach, Food Security Cluster, Information Management
Sources Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)


The changing nature of the conflict in Northeast Nigeria has resulted in widespread forced displacement, violations of international humanitarian and human rights law, severe protection concerns and a growing food and nutrition crisis of global proportion. For the eighth consecutive year, civilians are suffering from relentless Boko Haram violence in the Northeast region, where the military has also ramped up counteroffensive operations. Some 8.5 million people need humanitarian assistance in the worst-affected states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe. Conflict and violence have forced more than 1.8 million people to flee their homes across the northeast - up to 55 per cent of these people are children. Three quarters of those internally displaced found shelter with host communities who are among the world’s poorest people. 

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