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IR-PREP Emergency Preparedness Activities in Nigeria

Countries: Nigeria | Operations ID: 200965 | Operations type: Emergency Operation (EMOP)

This Operation expired in June 2016

The Boko Haram-related conflict in North East Nigeria has caused large displacements both within Nigeria and to neighboring countries. Out of the 2.2 million persons internally displaced in Nigeria (majority in Borno state), only 8 percent resides in camps where the majority of government food assistance is being provided, albeit irregular; most of the internally displaced are in host communities and receive no or little assistance, and have been unable to cultivate for a third consecutive agricultural season (FEWSNet).The food security and nutrition situation in the North East of Nigeria is alarming for host and displaced populations alike.

In light of the humanitarian imperative and growing concern around the conditions for famine-like situation, and with the request of the Government of Nigeria to support them in reaching rural areas, it has been agreed with the Executive Director that the WFP presence in Nigeria must be scaled up for a time bound period in order for WFP, partners, and the government to be able to meet the urgent life-saving needs. Currently the plan is to reach at least 200.000 people with CBT.

The expected outcome of this IR-PREP (planned form 1 April to 30 June 2016) therefore will be enhanced state of readiness and preparedness of WFP to response to the crisis in Northern Nigeria. More specifically the IRA prep will produce an updated needs assessment; an access strategy; a response plan; and a reformulated and expanded mVAM.