Software in Nigeria
Software in Nigeria
people internally displaced to Borno, Yoba and Adavam
people in Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and Niger need food
In Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states in northeastern Nigeria, Boko Haram’s violent actions threaten the lives and livelihoods of millions. More than five million people are at risk of hunger and 450,000 children are malnourished. Violence and insecurity is causing massive displacement of people. 1.62 million people live in camps or host communities in Nigeria, and tens of thousands seek refuge in neighboring countries, including Cameroon, Chad and Niger. Many of those who left the country are now returning in need of food and shelter.
In recent months, the combined efforts of the Nigerian government and the humanitarian community, including the United Nations World Food Program (WFP), have prevented hunger and stabilized the dangerous situation. However, in 2018, humanitarian assistance is expected to continue to be urgently needed and funding will continue to be required for immediate relief and long-term recovery and development programs.
Throughout 2017, WFP distributed food and cash aid (including mobile phone benefits) to more than one million people a month in Yoba, Adamada and Borno, the worst-hit states of the crisis. Beneficiaries included displaced persons living in camps or host communities, as well as vulnerable members of host communities and displaced persons returning home after several months of absence.
WFP provides specialized nutritional products for children, pregnant and lactating women. Research from internally displaced persons camps in Maiduguri, Borno state shows a significant reduction in malnutrition rates. However, these rates are still high in more remote areas.
In collaboration with the Government of Nigeria and other partners, WFP is developing strategies to combine short-term assistance with long-term measures to improve living standards.
Emergency Logistics and Telecommunications
WFP supports the humanitarian community in northeastern Nigeria to address key logistics and telecommunications challenges
United Nations Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS)
WFP provides safe and reliable air transport to the humanitarian community in Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria. Such assistance includes the use of helicopters to transport vital supplies – personnel, medicines, ready-to-eat food – to hard-to-reach isolated areas.
Help save lives during famine epidemics. Hungry families in Nigeria, Niger, Cameroon and Chad are counting on food from us right now. But the resources of the World Food Program are not unlimited. Lend a helping hand today!
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