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  • Crisis briefing
  • 18 August 2016

Conflict and food insecurity in Borno State, Nigeria

On 18 August 2016 we responded to a funding alert raised in response to conflict and food insecurity in Borno State, Nigeria.

The conflict in Nigeria has left the population without access to adequate food, water and health services. An estimated 800,000 people are in need of humanitarian assistance in areas of Borno State.

According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)’s Financial Tracking Service (FTS), donors have committed/contributed US$185.2 million of humanitarian assistance since the start of 2016. Nigeria is the second largest UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) recipient so far in 2016 with allocations of US$23.5 million – 8.38% of global CERF allocations. Over a quarter of CERF allocations went to the ‘food’ sector (26%, US$6.0 million).

Read our full analysis of the current funding situation.

Accompanying data is available in Excel and Open Document.



The GHA Programme is partnering with the START network to help to inform its funding allocation decisions. The START network is a consortium of British-based humanitarian INGOs, which has recently launched its own fund to help fill funding gaps and enable rapid response to under-reported crises where need is great.

When the START members issue a funding alert, we produce (within 12 hours) a rapid overview of the humanitarian funding picture – recent funding, an overview of appeals and funds, and analysis of donor trends. The analysis is targeted not only at the START network but also to a wider set of stakeholders engaged in these crises – including donors, humanitarian organisations, analysts, advocates and citizens.