Nigeria: 7.1 million acutely food-insecure people

Published : November 2020

Nigeria alone accounts for 42% of the region’s total number of acutely food-insecure people. In terms of absolute numbers, Nigeria ranked among the world’s 10 worst food crises in 2019, with 5 million food insecure people. One year on, according to the CH national analysis (March 2020), some 5.1 million people were still in immediate need of assistance (phases 3-5) in March-May 2020, including 1.4 million in Borno State, 1 million in Yobe State and 0.5 million in Adamawa State. The number of food insecure people has increased by 1.1 million people since October-December 2019. By June-August 2020, 7.1 million people were estimated to be in a “Crisis” or worse situation (phases 3-5).

Countries : Nigeria

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

Scale : 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