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Edwin Too
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Information Management officer
Nigeria Food Security Sector

Nigeria has suffered from multiple hazards and emergencies in recent years, both natural and man-made. Many rural communities are vulnerable to floods, drought, plant pests and livestock diseases, as well as soil erosion and climate change challenges. Violent insurgency in the northeast of the country has also resulted in social and political unrest, slowing down economic activity including agricultural activities. This has increased the risk of food insecurity in Borno and Yobe states, and to a lesser, but increasing, extent Adamawa and Gombe. Appropriate response measures are needed to reduce the impact of violence and unrest, and ensure the livelihoods and food security of IDPs and vulnerable households in the affected areas.