Crisis Severity The severity score from 1 to 5 is based on 31 indicators aggregated into 3 pillars (impact, conditions, and complexity)3.70 Very lowVery high 5
Impact This measures the impact of the crisis itself, in terms of the scope of its geographical, and human effects.2.90 Very lowVery high 5
Humanitarian Conditions This measures the conditions and status of the people affected, including info about the distribution of severity.3.80 Very lowVery high 5
Complexity This measures the complexity of the crisis, in terms of factors that affect its mitigation or resolution.4.10 Very lowVery high 5
Access Constraints This measures the level of humanitarian access constraints.3.0No constraintsExtreme constraints
The Boko Haram (BH) insurgency in Nigeria expanded into the Far North region, northern Cameroon in May 2014. Violence and insecurity linked to BH and counter-insurgency operations have caused internal and cross-border displacement, deteriorated socio-economic conditions, and led to widespread destruction of houses, infrastructure, roads, markets, health, and education facilities. 1.9 million people, almost half of the population, need assistance in the Far North, where 74% of its population was already living below the poverty line prior to the BH incursion in 2014.? The volatile security situation has restricted food access and availability by limiting agricultural activity, decreasing livelihood options, and weakening trade.
No significant recent humanitarian developments. This crisis is being monitored by our analysis team.