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Conflict continues in northeast as nearly 1.8 million people remain displaced

  • Key Message Update
  • Nigeria
  • April 2018
Conflict continues in northeast as nearly 1.8 million people remain displaced

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  • Key Messages
  • Key Messages
    • Humanitarian actors continue to scale-up assistance provision in Borno, Yobe, and Adamawa States. In March 2018, more than 2.2 million people received food assistance in the northeast, with 1.7 million people reached in Borno State, the epicenter of the insurgency. More than 1.1 million people received livelihoods support in the same month. However, there is concern that response needs in Michika and Madagali LGAs of Adamawa State are much greater than the assistance provided there, which reached approximately 43,000 people.

    • Insurgent attacks on soft targets in the northeast persist, resulting in fatalities and population displacement. Disruptions to market functionality and livelihood activities are likely to continue throughout the outlook period, limiting income and cropping activities. Substantial populations in affected areas are facing Crisis (IPC Phase 3) or Crisis (IPC Phase 3!) outcomes, including many of the nearly 1.8 million displaced people. Areas that remain inaccessible to humanitarian actors are likely facing similar or worse outcomes relative to adjoining areas.

    • Staple prices for both cereals and tubers continued to decline or remain stable through March 2018 across most markets as most households consumed own production, reducing market demand. However, rice prices increased by 10 to 15 percent in Ibadan, Maiduguri, and Biu markets, while sorghum increased by six percent in Mubi market and millet by five percent in Gujungu market.

    • Most households outside of the northeast are consuming own-produced food and are engaged in livestock sales and casual wage labor. With early green and dry-season harvests providing increased access to food and income, most areas are facing Minimal (IPC Phase 1) outcomes. However, many households in the central states who are impacted by the escalation of conflicts between herders and farmers, which have caused an increasing number of fatalities, loss of assets, and population displacement, are facing Stressed (IPC Phase 2) and Crisis (IPC Phase 3) outcomes.

    This Key Message Update provides a high-level analysis of current acute food insecurity conditions and any changes to FEWS NET's latest projection of acute food insecurity outcomes in the specified geography. Learn more here.

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