North-East Nigeria Humanitarian Situation Update - May 2018
|Post date||Monday, 25 June, 2018 - 11:56|
|Document Type||Periodic Monitoring Report|
|Content Themes||Resilience, Emergency Response, Agriculture, Early Recovery, Food Assistance, Food Security, Coordination|
|Sources||Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)|
Food Security Sector
Since January, over 2.8 million people have been supported with food security interventions as part of the 2018 HRP, two thirds of whom were supported with food and the remainder with agricultural and livelihoods assistance. The Government also continued to provide assistance in the form of cereals and condiments, in selected locations. In anticipation of the road to Rann (Kala/Balge LGA) being cut off for several months due to rainy season-related flooding, partners have started distributing double rations. Following recent assessments, partners are carrying out a re-targeting exercise in Borno and Yobe to ensure that the most vulnerable people receive food assistance. In May, retargeting was completed in Jakusko, Yobe State.
To avoid duplication, coordination efforts have intensified for the upcoming scale-up in agricultural inputs distributions. In addition, mine risk education sessions were delivered to partners working in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe to ensure safe programme implementation, especially for farming and livestock activities. As part of the Farmer Field School (FFS) programme, 25 agricultural extension officers from state organisations and local NGOs were trained to strengthen the resilience of farming and pastoralist households in north-east Nigeria’s three most conflict-affected states. Each trainee is to establish two FFSs in their respective locations.