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

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 trends over time