Northeast Nigeria - Situation report September 2016

Northeast Nigeria - Situation report September 2016
Sep 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.
  • FAO is seeking USD 25 million to tackle food insecurity among returnee, IDP and host communities between September 2016 and May 2017. Of this, USD 10 million is needed urgently to support irrigated vegetable production and micro-gardening in the dry season.
  • Preparations must begin soon for the 2017 main rainy season to ensure timely delivery of agricultural inputs.
  • Food security coordination and analysis are critical to inform responsive, timely decision-making and programming.
  • 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.