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

Sahel and West Africa: 28.9 million people in crisis phase ( 3-5) November-December 2022


Sahel and West Africa: 27.3 million of people in crisis phase ( 3-5), March-may 2022


Sahel and West Africa: 33.4 million people expected to face crisis or worse (phase 3-5) June-Aug 2022


Sahel and West Africa: 23.7 million people in crisis phase (3-5), Oct-Dec


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