Food and nutrition situation in northeast Nigeria

Published : November 2020

An update of the CH analysis was prepared in June 2020 covering four states (Adamawa, Borno, Kano and Yobe). It analysed the impacts of the unfolding health crisis in the context of the extremely fragile environment of northeast Nigeria and the strategic importance of Kano State as a commercial hub in northwest Nigeria. According to the June update, some 8.65 million Nigerians were in a “Crisis” or worse situation (phases 3-5) in June‑August 2020. This means that 2.7 million additional people required urgent humanitarian assistance compared to the initial estimate of November 2019. One out of two food insecure Nigerians lives in northeast Nigeria.

Countries : Nigeria

Themes : Agriculture & Value chains, Food security, Markets, prices & trade, Nutrition, Resilience, Social protection

Scale : Local, National

Langs : English

See also

Sahel and West Africa: 11.4 million acutely food-insecure people


Sahel and West Africa: 17 million acutely food-insecure people


Food and nutrition security outlook 2020


Prevalence of severe food insecurity


Food insecurity in northeast Nigeria