• Crisis Severity ?
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Impact ?
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Humanitarian Conditions ?
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Complexity ?
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Access Constraints ?
    No constraints
    Extreme constraints

Key figures

  • 5,215,000 People in Need [?]
  • 2,331,000 Moderate humanitarian conditions - Level 3 [?]
  • 2,884,000 Severe humanitarian conditions - Level 4 [?]



In the northeast, the Boko Haram insurgency has affected more than 13 million people, and more than six million are in need.?  After more than 10 years of conflict, the group continues to carry out high-profile attacks against the military and civilians in Borno, Yobe, and Adamawa states. In 2019, a resurgence and escalation of the Boko Haram crisis was witnessed across northeastern Nigeria. About 800,000 people in the affected area are entirely inaccessible.?

Violence in the northeast has caused massive displacement and at the same time restricted movement: it has disrupted food supplies, hindered access to basic services, and limited agricultural activities.?Food security, nutrition, WASH and protection assistance continue to be priority needs. INFORM measures Nigeria's risk of humanitarian crisis and disaster to be very high, at 6.9/10.?

Read more about the Boko Haram regional crisis in the ACAPS Humanitarian Perspectives 2019/2020 Report.

Latest Developments


17/11/2020: Food security in Borno state is of high concern due to intensification of violence and significant constraints on humanitarian access. Over 433,000 people faced Emergency (IPC Phase 4) levels of food insecurity in June-August 2020. The economic impacts of COVID-19 and the global crash in oil prices are aggravating factors.?

ACAPS' team is daily monitoring the impact of COVID-19. Find more information related to the outbreak here.

Humanitarian Access


High Constraints 

Humanitarian access in northeast Nigeria, affected by the Boko Haram conflict, remains challenging due to the volatile security situation, particularly in Borno state. Access to populations is limited to territories under control of the Nigerian army. Attacks against humanitarian workers and facilities remain a threat in the northeast. 

Read more in the latest ACAPS Humanitarian Access Overview.

Information Gaps and Needs

  • There is a lack of information on the inaccesible areas in northeast Nigeria.