Northeast Nigeria: 4.3 million acutely food-insecure people

Published : November 2020

One out of two food insecure Nigerians lives in northeast Nigeria. Northeast Nigeria has been struggling with the Islamist insurgency since 2008. Violent conflict has severely weakened fragile livelihoods resulting in a deep humanitarian crisis. The states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe recorded very high levels of food insecurity over the past decade. Food insecurity has become a chronic problem. Large-scale population displacement negatively impacted livelihood activities within displaced and host community households.

Countries : Nigeria

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

Scale : Local, National

Langs : English

See also

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