26 June 2015, Maiduguri Nigeria - Beneficiaries at the Maiduguri distribution site, Borno State. Repeated attacks on civilians from Boko Haram have led to massive displacements and negatively impacted livelihoods in North Eastern Nigeria. Displaced people rely on the limited resources of their host communities, placing the most vulnerable households under extreme pressure.
In order to prevent further degradation of the food security situation, FAO and its partners have provided food assistance to settled internally displaced persons (IDPs), host families and home returnees in the three most affected Northeast -States (Adamawa, Borno and Yobe) during the 2015 lean season. The assistance was very critical as many farmers facing critical levels of insecurity, had left their villages just before the 2014 harvest.