Northeast Nigeria - Situation report August 2016

Northeast Nigeria - Situation report August 2016
Aug 2016

Key messages 

  • Almost 4.5 million people face acute food insecurity in northeast Nigeria and require immediate assistance, according to the latest Cadre harmonisé analysis, released on 19 August.
  • A renewed commitment from resource partners is needed to expand interventions to newly liberated areas rendered accessible to humanitarian assistance in the past months.
  • FAO has launched a full-scale internal corporate surge response to the ongoing crisis. However, the Organization’s activities remain constrained by a serious lack of funding.
  • USD 8.1 million is needed now to provide seeds and fertilizers in time for the upcoming irrigated dry season to IDPs and host families, in order to save farmers’ livelihoods and improve food security.
  • Given the severity of the situation and the windows of opportunity offered by access to newly liberated areas, we must act now to rapidly restore food security and tackle severe hunger and malnutrition.