Nigeria Humanitarian Fund | Allocation Strategy Paper | Second Reserve Allocation 2019

1. Allocation Summary

This Allocation Strategy Paper lays out the approach of allocating funds from the Nigeria Humanitarian Fund (NHF)

Underfunded Reserve Allocation Window, a modality used to respond to critical humanitarian needs that remain unaddressed in North-Eastern Nigeria. The total envelope for this allocation of up to US$ 18.2 million will focus on lifesaving activities in the Bay States as prioritized by the Inter Sector Working Group (ISWG) and as highlighted in the Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP). The allocation will also provide resources for deep field hubs and multi-sector needs assessments to help catalyse fundraising for these interventions and activities.

2. Allocation Strategy and Rationale

The rationale for the allocation follows the strategic guidance of the Humanitarian Coordinator based on the current funding status, gap analysis data provided by sectors, and with consideration of the impact of the rainy season. According to Financial Tracking Service , as of 14 August 2019 the HRP is funded at only 39.4 per cent. The sectors selected for this allocation have a funding gap of 88 per cent to 44 per cent.

3. Situation Overview

The United Nations and humanitarian partners have reached nearly 2.5 million people with humanitarian assistance, a total of 39 percent of the 6.2 million targeted for aid in 2019 in North-Eastern Nigeria2 . The limited coverage of the HRP target reflects critical support gaps in many of the lifesaving sectors, which have been compounded by the impact of the rainy season. It is estimated that 8,875 additional households have been affected by torrential rains and flash floods across Borno and Yobe States.

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs