OCHA - Humanitarian Situation Update: August 2018 Edition

Post date Thursday, 30 August, 2018 - 10:19
Document Type Periodic Monitoring Report
Content Themes Resilience, Emergency Response, Agriculture, Livestock, Livelihoods, Food Assistance, Food Security, Coordination, Information Management
Sources Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)

Food Security Sector

Since January 2018, over 3 million people have been supported with food security interventions within the 2018 HRP; 59 per cent received food assistance and 41 per cent were reached with agriculture and livelihood assistance. The Government also continues to provide food assistance, including cereals and condiments, in camps and host communities across Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states. In July, more than 11,430 new arrivals in eight “hotspot” locations across Borno State (Bama, Banki, Damboa, Dikwa, Gwoza, Pulka, Mafa and Ngala LGAs) received food assistance. The majority of the new arrivals are in Bama (3,389), Dikwa (2,597) and Pulka (1,784) LGAs. Sector partners continue to preposition food in these locations to ensure that no new arrivals are left without food. Partners also continue to deliver contingency stocks of food in these locations and with the Nutrition sector are reviewing the process of incorporating new arrivals into the blanket supplementary feeding and general food distribution programmes to ensure that all new arrivals receive timely and appropriate food and nutrition assistance. The re‐targeting exercise is still ongoing in Borno State. Re‐ targeting, coupled with the use of biometric registration, helps partnersto prioritize the most vulnerable and conflict‐ affected populations and avoid duplication. The re‐targeting exercise led to a reduction of caseloads in some locations including Geidam, Gulani, Jakusko and Yunusari LGAs in Yobe State in June and July. However, in some locations partners registered/or may register an increased number of people in need due to the influx of new arrivals.

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