On 2nd July, Borno State in Nigeria raised the alarm, declaring a nutritional emergency. Devastated by an internal conflict launched by Boko Haram and which caused the displacement of 2.2 million people, north-eastern Nigeria is in need of immediate humanitarian assistance. 60% of the country’s food insecure households live in Borno State. Furthermore, drinking water is in dire need and many cases of severe acute malnutrition have been detected. Such a sanitary situation is catastrophic. Without rapid relief, the situation can get worse. Find out more in the graphic.
Acting quickly is the duty of every humanitarian organisation. That’s why SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL’s teams have launched an intervention for the most vulnerable displaced people from Borno State with the aim to provide them with drinking water and decent sanitary conditions.
In Nigeria, 7 million people in need including:
– 6.2 million people in need of water, sanitation and hygiene
– 3.8 million affected children
– 2,000 women and young girls kidnapped
– 4.5 million are in Borno State
– 2.2 million displaced people are in Borno State
– 60% of food insecure households are in Borno State