Key Issues

WFP Nigeria Country Brief, November 2018

Operational Updates

In November, in line with the overall strategy to refocus assistance to the most conflict-affected communities, WFP planned to reach 848,000 beneficiaries in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe States.

WFP provided food and nutrition assistance to 709,000 vulnerable people (84 percent of the plan), of which 147,000 received general food assistance through cash-based transfers (98 percent of the plan) and 460,000 received in-kind food assistance (97 percent of the plan). 250,000 beneficiaries also received preventive nutrition assistance through in kind food distribution and cash-based transfers. The total includes 96,896 unique nutrition beneficiaries and 1,205 livelihoods beneficiaries.

In addition, WFP provided assistance to a total of 5,640 new arrivals recorded in November, with highest figures in Monguno (2,317), Pulka (1,658) and Banki (551).

WFP dispatched a total of 7,476 mt of mixed food commodities (96 percent of the requirement for the month) to various food distribution points in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa States.

The November 2018 edition of the joint WFP FEWS NET Market Monitoring Bulletin was widely distributed to stakeholders and the humanitarian response team in Nigeria. The key messages that in general indicate a positive short to medium outlook for Nigeria were: a continued improvement in Nigeria’s macroeconomic indicators and steady NGN /USD exchange rates in recent months. However, market functionality remained constrained by poor transport infrastructure and insecurity.

The first wave of targeting completed in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe States in September resulted in an initial decrease in the number of beneficiaries. WFP’s second wave of targeting and household re- profiling is on-going as part of the post-harvest transition strategy. In Madagali the exercise was successfully completed jointly with the Social Welfare Network Initiative (SWNI) team. The same exercise is on-going In Ngala, Dikwa, Damboa and Pulka and expected to be finished by the end of December 2018/January 2019.

Source: World Food Programme