Prolonged insecurity in NE Nigeria during 2015 and 2016 has resulted in significant displacement and disruption to usual economic activity: internally displaced populations have been relying on government and host community support for an extended period of time and resources are becoming exhausted; high levels of insecurity and ongoing military operations restrict access and limit the ability of humanitarian actors to reach all populations with sufficient aid; the access and displacement situation is very fluid with improved security in some towns and Local Government Areas (LGAs), open conflict in some areas and a risk of raids and ambush in other areas.
The Government of Nigeria (GoN) and humanitarian organizations are increasing operations capacity and scaling up activities to meet the needs of the affected population in NE Nigeria: new organizations are arriving, additional staff are taking up duties in Maiduguri and newly accessible LGAs, and programme activities are
expanding. In addition the GoN and responding humanitarian organizations are working to effectively coordinate the response in key areas and to better manage the overall response: the government is identifying appropriate ministries to take the lead, with UN agencies in support as required, to better organize certain sectors of activity.
Through this Special Operation (SO) WFP will aim to support the efforts of the GoN to enhance existing logistics coordination mechanisms and augment critical logistics capacities as required to enable an effective response.