Northeastern Nigeria - Situation report September 2018

Post date Monday, 1 October, 2018 - 19:23
Document Type Periodic Monitoring Report, Report, Monitoring Report, Outcome Monitoring, Situation Report
Content Themes Protection, Agriculture, Nutrition, Early Warning, Food Assistance, Food Security, Coordination
Sources Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)

Food Security Sector

Behind the numbers:

response and constraints Between January and August 2018, over 3.1 million people were supported with food security interventions within the 2018 HRP; 58 per cent received food assistance and 42 per cent received agriculture and livelihood assistance. The Government continues to provide food assistance, including cereals and condiments, in some camps and host communities in Maiduguri, Jere, Konduga, Magumeri, Nganzai, Kaga and Guzamala LGAs of Borno State. Partners’ ongoing assessment of crop conditions and post‐ distribution monitoring exercise indicate that the current agricultural season is progressing well and is characterized by fair distribution of precipitation which provides optimal conditions for the growth and development of crops.   According to market monitoring, despite the onset of the lean season, adequate market supply of staple food commodities has contributed to stability or a reduction in the prices in most of the monitored markets of Borno and Yobe states, compared to May 2018. The exception is the price of maize which has continued to increase in most markets in Borno State and in some markets in Yobe State. As most conflict‐affected households are currently confronted with reduced or limited income‐earning opportunities and depleted food stocks, current price levels remain a major constraint to food access.  

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