* Nigeria is a Cluster-like Sector response.


In the northeast, the Boko Haram insurgency has affected more than 14 million people, and more than seven million are in need.? After 10 years of conflict the group continues to carry out high-profile attacks against the military and civilians in Borno, Yobe, and Adamawa states. In 2019, an escalation of Boko Haram attack in Borno state has been observed. Some 800,000 people in northeast Nigeria are entirely inaccessible.?

Violence between herders (also known as pastoralists) and farmers has continued for decades in Nigeria’s Middle Belt states of Taraba, Benue, Kaduna, Plateau, Nasarawa, and Adamawa. Farmer-herder clashes left more than 1,300 people dead and displaced 300,000 people across the country from January-June 2018. There is a lack of recent available data on the amount of people affected by farmer-herder violence.?

Farmer-herder conflict across the Middle-Belt region and the Boko Haram conflict in northeast Nigeria have severely affected food production systems. The latest Cadre Harmonisé analysis indicates that about 4.3 million people face food insecurity (IPC Phases 3-5) in the current October-December period.?The areas most severely affected by food insecurity include Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states in northeast Nigeria.

INFORM measures Nigeria's risk of humanitarian crisis and disaster to be very high, at 6.9/10.?

Latest Developments

Since 7 November, over 40,000 people in the town of Rann, Kala/Balge Local Government Area in Borno State are cut off from humanitarian assistance following severe flooding. Most of the affected population are people internally displaced by the Boko Haram conflict. An estimated 4,000 hectares of farmlands were damaged by the floods further worsening the food insecurity of displaced communities in Rann because they depend on the crops as a main source of food. Humanitarian access to Rann has been severely limited in 2019 already before the flooding due to insecurity and poor road conditions. Rann has seen several violent attacks of Boko Haram in 2018 and 2019 that killed civilians and aid workers. Since an attack in January 2019, the humanitarian hub in Rann has not been operational. Humanitarian actors are mobilizing resources to reach Rann by UN Humanitarian Air Services (UNHAS) until the town can be accessed by boat. In Borno's neighbouring Adamawa state, about 19,000 people have been displaced across seven Local Government since 27 October following the flooding of Niger and Benue rivers.?

Key Figures

People in Need
Moderate humanitarian conditions - Level 3
Severe humanitarian conditions - Level 4
Key figures are for the entire response and are not CCCM-specific.

INFORM Global Crisis Severity Index

Crisis Severity: 3.8

Impact: 4.2

Humanitarian Conditions: 3.5

Complexity: 3.9

Access Constraints: 4

The above scale is from 0 (Very low) to 5 (Very high)
Information courtesy of ACAPS. https://www.acaps.org/
Response Overview

Key Figures - 2019 HPC

in need
People targeted
Funding required


  1. Tracking and monitoring the scope of internal displacements, returns and the needs for a comprehensive follow-up to inform interventions across all sectors
  2. Enhanced displacement management to ensure that minimum standards are upheld, and pathways reinforced for direct assistance through capacity building
  3. Support the maintenance, upgrade, care and decongestion of sites through site planning and improvements when required as well as coordinated assistance


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HDX datasets

22 Common Operating Datasets or CCCM-tagged datsets are on the Humanitarian Data Exchange: