The humanitarian crisis in northeast Nigeria remains one of the most complex humanitarian crises in the world.
Humanitarian partners faced several challenges to reach the targeted population at full-scale. The shortfall in funding along with persistent insecurity or restriction of movement remained some of the main drivers. Also, certain areas remain inaccessible to humanitarian partners, diminishing the overall humanitarian footprint. The immediate impact of funding has pushed sectors to prioritise the communities and beneficiaries to be reached, often the ones highest on the severity scale.
However, this prioritisation of resources has left a large number of people still in acute need with limited or no humanitarian assistance, as life-saving programmes have either been scaled down or shut down completely.
To date, the Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) for Nigeria is now funded at 47.5 per cent. However, over half of what is required in terms of funding has been left unmet. Of the 1.01 billion USD requested funding of HRP, 478.5 million USD has been received. Despite the abovementioned challenges,165 agencies and partners were still able to provide s humanitarian assistance across 61 LGAs in BAY states reaching around 3.9M people of the 6.4M targeted as of the end of September 2021.