Resilience

Northeastern Nigeria | Response Overview (November 2021)

Northeastern Nigeria | Response Overview (November 2021)
Dec 2021

The ongoing conflict in northeastern Nigeria and the economic impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic continue to exacerbate food insecurity and malnutrition in the region. The latest Cadre Harmonisé analysis (November 2021) conducted in 21 of Nigeria’s 36 states, as well as the Federal Capital Territory, indicated that about 12.9 million people are in high acute food insecurity (October–December 2021), of whom 2.4 million are in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states. These figures are projected to increase to 18 million and 3.5 million, respectively, during the peak of next year’s lean season (June–August 2022), including 13 550 people likely to face catastrophic conditions, if food assistance along with resilience interventions are not urgently intensified and sustained. Providing the most vulnerable households with agricultural livelihoods assistance, including through the provision of quality inputs, remains critical to improve their food security and nutrition. During the dry season, FAO, in collaboration with other partners, is carrying out various interventions focusing on crop production, livestock keeping and aquaculture against potential seasonal food production disruptions and other climate-related shocks, by diversifying sources of food production and income. Beneficiary households are also provided with fuel-efficient stoves to mitigate risks linked to protection, deforestation, health and communal tensions over natural resources, as well as to improve the quality of food preparation, among others.

 

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