Thousands of people in the West African country, including refugees from neighbouring countries, struggle to get enough food.
Nigeria is Africa’s wealthiest, most populous nation, and has a fast growing economy. Despite this, more than half of the country lives below the poverty line and northern Nigeria suffers with widespread child undernutrition.
This crisis is caused by lack of access to safe water and sanitation, a lack of access to food, the disruption of basic services due to conflict, and poor knowledge of healthy feeding practices for infants and young children.
Since 2012, northeast Nigeria has faced insecurity due to the conflict with the Boko Haram insurgent group. Across Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states, it’s estimated that more than one in two people are in need of humanitarian assistance.
Reaching those in need of support can be extremely difficult for humanitarian organisations. However, Action Against Hunger continues to work in some of the most affected areas, working to ensure children and families touched by this conflict are receiving the lifesaving support they need.