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Humanitarian needs overviews (HNO) is produced to support the Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) in developing a shared understanding of the impact and evolution of a crisis and to inform response planning. This document presents a comprehensive analysis of the overall situation and associated needs.. Its development is a shared responsibility among all humanitarian actors, requiring strong collaboration between program and information management staff as well as support from the OCHA country office and the inter-cluster coordination mechanism.

OCHA Nigeria HNO 2017 focus on the six states of North East Nigeria where the ongoing crisis, as estimated by humanitarian partners, directly affects 26 million people, with 14 million in need of humanitarian assistance, more than 50 per cent of whom are children. While all six states are affected by the conflict, the majority of the needs are in the three states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe, with violent conflict causing massive forced displacement and food insecurity resulting in widespread malnutrition.

The 2017 HNO can be found at: