Nigeria Complex Emergency Fact Sheet # 3 Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 – Nigeria

  • 206 MILLION estimated population of Nigeria UN – December 2020

  • 8.7 MILLION Estimated Number of People in Need in Northeast Nigeria UN – February 2021

  • 2.9 MILLION Estimated Numbers of Internally Displaced Persons in Nigeria UNHCR – February 2021

  • 308,000 Estimated Numbers of Nigerian Refugees in West Africa UNHCR – April 2021

  • 12.8 MILLION forecast acutely food insecure population for the lean season 2021 CH – March 2021

  • Major OAG attacks on population centers in northeastern Nigeria – including the city of Damasak in Borno state and the city of Geidam in Yobe state – have displaced hundreds of thousands since the end of March.

  • Intermunicipal violence and OCG activities continue to drive displacement and exacerbate needs in northwestern Nigeria.

  • Approximately 12.8 million people will need emergency food aid during the lean season from June to August, a significant deterioration in food security in Nigeria compared to 2020.

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