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North-east Nigeria: Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states Humanitarian Dashboard (January 2019)

SITUATION OVERVIEW

In 2019, 7.1 million people (2.3 million girls, 1.9 million boys, 1.6 million women and 1.3 million men) are in need of humanitarian assistance in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe (BAY) states in north-east Nigeria. The humanitarian crisis has largely been triggered by an ongoing regionalized armed conflict, characterized by massive and widespread abuse against civilians, including killings, rape and other sexual violence, abduction, child recruitment, burning of homes, pillaging, forced displacement, arbitrary detention, and use of explosive hazards, including in deliberate attacks on civilian targets.

Today 1.8 million people are internally displaced, and new displacement, especially in Borno State, continues due to insecurity. More than eighty per cent of IDPs are in Borno State and sixty percent are living in host communities, making it harder to access them with humanitarian assistance and protection services. One in four IDPs are under five, and 80 per cent are women and children.

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs