Northeastern Nigeria - Situation report 7 September 2017

Northeastern Nigeria - Situation report 7 September 2017
Sep 2017

Highlights

  • The ongoing lean season is contributing to a deterioration in food insecurity in northeastern Nigeria – in the three most affected states, the number of food insecure people increased from 4.7 million to 5.2 million people between March and June.
  • While planted crops are generally benefiting from average rainfall across the country, heavy rains have led to widespread flooding, severely affecting areas of Yobe State and impacting livelihoods. In addition, crop production is affected by infestation of the fall armyworm in some farming communities.
  • To help alleviate food insecurity in conflict-affected Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States, FAO provided 1.09 million IDPs, host community members and returnees with enough seed and fertilizer to meet their food needs for six months.
  • To-date, FAO’s appeal for USD 62 million – contributing to this year’s Humanitarian Response Plan – to respond to the food security and livelihood needs of the most vulnerable is just 33 percent funded.
  • In October, FAO will launch its dry season programme to assist around 70 000 farming households to bolster their capacity to grow food, thereby reducing impact of the food crisis, improve nutritional status and aid income generation.