Nigeria Update: Although assistance provision is increasing, extreme levels of food insecurity persist in the northeast



Current Food Security Outcomes, Feb. 2017. (Photo: FEWSNET)

Much of northeastern Nigeria will remain in at least Crisis (IPC Phase 3) through September 2017 as conflict continues to severely restrict food availability and access for millions. Worst-affected accessible LGAs are facing Emergency (IPC Phase 4) acute food insecurity with an increased risk of high levels of acute malnutrition and excess mortality, FEWSNET warns.