Food and nutrition situation / Nigeria

Food and nutrition situation
Nigeria

March-May 2021 / Current Situation

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June-August 2021 / Projected Situation

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  • Phase 1 : minimal
  • Phase 2 : under pressure
  • Phase 3 : crisis
  • Phase 4 : emergency
  • Phase 5 : famine
  • Not analysed
Source: Cadre harmonisé analysis, National validation workshop, Abuja, Nigeria, November 2020
© 2021. Food Crisis Prevention Network (RPCA)

Number of food insecure people

State Phase 1 Phase 2 Phase 3 Phase 4 Phase 5 Phase 3-5 %* Population
Adamawa 2 644 598 1 678 140 647 309 10 576 657 885 13% 4 980 623
Bauchi 6 065 295 1 147 111 255 610 255 610 3% 7 468 016
Benue 5 377 113 862 744 234 020 234 020 4% 6 473 877
Borno 2 686 411 1 805 169 1 202 752 348 070 1 550 822 26% 6 042 990
Federal Capital Territory 3 356 579 782 020 208 055 208 055 5% 4 346 654
Gombe 2 948 488 500 976 95 567 95 567 3% 3 545 032
Jigawa 5 590 933 855 047 301 721 301 721 4% 6 747 702
Kaduna 5 375 819 2 837 147 1 173 438 1 173 438 13% 9 386 404
Kano 9 667 881 4 488 407 779 880 779 880 5% 14 936 169
Katsina 5 920 503 1 770 062 1 017 790 1 017 790 12% 8 708 355
Niger 3 657 408 1 737 057 923 543 923 543 15% 6 318 008
Plateau 3 699 842 769 425 282 850 282 850 6% 4 752 118
Sokoto 4 658 055 952 106 137 842 137 842 2% 5 748 004
Yobe 1 975 248 1 518 718 844 523 119 682 964 206 22% 4 458 172
Zamfara 3 140 507 1 191 337 506 960 506 960 10% 4 838 804
TOTAL 66 764 681 22 895 466 8 611 863 478 329 9 090 192 98 750 928
State Phase 1 Phase 2 Phase 3 Phase 4 Phase 5 Phase 3-5 %* Population
Abia
Adamawa 2 011 819 2 081 979 867 788 19 037 886 825 18% 4 980 623
Akwa lbom
Anambra
Bauchi 5 124 053 1 869 899 474 063 474 063 6% 7 468 016
Bayelsa
Benue 4 965 214 1 160 938 347 724 347 724 5% 6 473 877
Borno 2 014 525 1 990 502 1 537 695 496 177 2 033 872 34% 6 042 990
Cross River
Delta
Ebonyi
Edo
Ekiti
Enugu
Federal Capital Territory 3 211 851 860 706 274 097 274 097 6% 4 346 654
Gombe 2 835 335 562 945 146 752 146 752 4% 3 545 032
Imo
Jigawa 5 121 937 1 208 362 417 403 417 403 6% 6 747 702
Kaduna 4 660 502 3 306 467 1 419 435 1 419 435 15% 9 386 404
Kano 8 283 906 5 573 658 1 078 604 1 078 604 7% 14 936 168
Katsina 4 949 365 2 374 066 1 384 925 1 384 925 16% 8 708 355
Kebbi 3 745 936 929 582 241 808 241 808 5% 4 917 325
Kogi
Kwara
Lagos
Nasarawa
Niger 3 173 704 2 115 020 1 029 284 1 029 284 16% 6 318 008
Ogun
Ondo
Osun
Oyo
Plateau 3 604 799 816 946 330 372 330 372 7% 4 752 117
Rivers
Sokoto 3 812 616 1 636 097 299 291 299 291 5% 5 748 004
Taraba 2 788 668 559 571 158 703 158 703 5% 3 506 942
Yobe 1 093 520 1 935 565 1 174 851 254 236 1 429 087 32% 4 458 172
Zamfara 2 532 030 1 595 881 710 893 710 893 15% 4 838 804
TOTAL 63 929 779 30 578 186 11 893 687 769 450 12 663 137 107 175 193

* Share of analysed population

KEY FINDINGS

Niger's data will be completed shortly. Some data is missing for partially inaccessible areas.

  • Some 9.2 million people in northern Nigeria require immediate food assistance. The number of acutely food-insecure people more than doubled in October-December 2020 compared to the same period in 2019 (4 million people).
  • One out of two West Africans in need of food assistance lives in Nigeria (55%).
  • Some 663 000 people face an emergency situation (phase 4) (October-December 2020); nearly two-thirds are based in Borno state.
  • The number of admissions for treatment of severe acute malnutrition increased by more than 80% in the states of Gombe, Kano, Sokoto and Zamfara compared to the same period in 2019 (Unicef, January-October 2020).
  • The number of acutely food-insecure people could increase to 13 million during the lean season (June-August 2021).
  • Between 2016-21, an average of 6.6 million people in northern Nigeria were in urgent need of humanitarian and food assistance.

March-May 2021 / Current Situation
June-August 2021 / Projected Situation
  • Phase 1 : minimal
  • Phase 2 : under pressure
  • Phase 3 : crisis
  • Phase 4 : emergency
  • Phase 5 : famine
  • Not analysed
Nombre de personnes (en millions) en situation de crise et au delà sur la période Juin-Août
  • Phase 1 : minimal
  • Phase 2 : under pressure
  • Phase 3 : crisis
  • Phase 4 : emergency
  • Phase 5 : famine
  • Not analysed