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FAO in the 2019 humanitarian appeal: Nigeria - Humanitarian Response Plan 2019–2021

Countries
Nigeria
Sources
FAO
Publication date
Origin
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to assist
1.3 million people

FAO requires
USD 32.4 million

period
January – December 2019

A decade into the crisis, the protracted nature of displacement has eroded coping mechanisms, significantly weakened resilience and heightened vulnerabilities. New waves of displacement in 2018 add to the already high numbers of people in northeastern Nigeria who had fled their homes. Insecurity continues to be the main trigger for wide-scale population displacement and dire humanitarian needs in northeastern Nigeria. Recurrent flooding and inter-communal tensions also affect the region.

Objectives

FAO is working with partners of the Food Security Sector to:

• Provide emergency food assistance to meet the needs of the most vulnerable crisis-affected populations.

• Foster the resilience of crisis-affected communities through improved agricultural production, restoration and strengthening of productive assets, and supporting income-generating activities.

• Strengthen coordination with Food Security Sector partners and stakeholders and sectoral working groups engaged in the response.