3 Million IDPs Facing Critical Food Insecurity In Northeast – UN

3 Million IDPs Facing Critical Food Insecurity In Northeast – UN

The United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs says, an estimated three million displaced persons in Nigeria’s Northeast region are facing critical food and nutrition insecurity.

It said that humanitarian actors and partners were carrying out a re-targeting exercise in Borno and Yobe to ensure that the most vulnerable people receive food assistance.

“Large-scale displacements continue to take place weekly; in the past seven months, since hostilities intensified in the northeast, more than 130,000 people have been displaced,” it said.

“In May alone; 21, 207 people arrived in various locations. Bama, Ngala, Gwoza, Dikwa and Biu recorded the highest number of new arrivals.

“These movements present major humanitarian challenges as resources are already overstretched in the locations where these civilians arrived.

“Given that military operations have been announced to continue throughout the 2018 rainy season, displacement trend is likely to continue until end of August.’’

To cope with the situation, the UN agency disclosed that it had adopted a contingency response plan for the expected high level displacement due to military operations.

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