Food insecurity in northeast Nigeria

Published : November 2020

Between 2016-20, northeast Nigeria counted on average some 3.7 million people in urgent need of humanitarian and food assistance every year. The number of acutely food-insecure people reached a peak in Borno in June-August 2017 (3.7 million people). RPCA members already sounded the alarm in December 2016 and released a declaration to encourage international partners to develop more structural responses based on a long-term vision and a recovery plan for these conflict-affected areas.

Countries : Nigeria

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

Scale : Local, National

Langs : English

See also

ECOWAS countries with more than 1 million acutely-food insecure people (phases 3-5)


Acutely-food insecure people in the UEMOA area (phase 3-5)


The ECOWAS area facing the 2021 food and nutrition crisis


The UEMOA area facing the 2021 food and nutrition crisis


Food and nutrition trends in the Sahel and West Africa, 2017-21