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Nigeria Northeast: Humanitarian Emergency - Situation Report No. 7 (as of 15 March 2017)


  • According to the latest Cadre Harmonis√© (CH) report released in March, more than 50,000 people could experience famine-like conditions across the three most affected states of the North-East region from June to August;
  • While humanitarian partners have scaled up emergency response in all sectors, gaps remain and new needs continue to emerge in outlying areas due to population movements and returns;
  • Humanitarian access remains a great challenge, and humanitarian partners are also gearing up for the upcoming rainy season to mitigate risks for response delivery;
  • Given these challenges there is an urgent need to preposition non-food-items stocks to cover new potentially vulnerable areas;
  • From 5 to 7 March, the UN Security Council visited Nigeria as part of a tour of the four countries of the Lake Chad Basin;
  • Following donor pledges made in February, disbursement of urgent financial support is needed to continue to scale up the response to the humanitarian crisis in the North-East.
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
27 Mar 2017
Document type: 
Situation Report
Inter-Cluster Coordination
Internally Displaced People (IDPs)
Safety & Security
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