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NIGERIA NORTHEAST HUMANITARIAN SITUATION REPORT SITREP #2/2020

HUMANITARIAN NEEDS

It is estimated that 7.9m people require humanitarian assistance in the year 2020 of which 5.9m of them (23% being women and 57% children), are targeted for assistance across the BAY States. Although the amount of humanitarian aid has increased in the last few years, gaps in support of displaced communities have not been adequately addressed. Many areas of Borno remain very insecure and inaccessible today, which makes assisting difficult. This difficulty was compounded in the 2nd quarter of 2020 with the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. DISRUPTIONS FROM COVID-19 PANDEMIC: The outbreak of the novel Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic abruptly changed the world with the global data at the end of September 2020 showing that 218 countries and territories had been affected with a total of about 43 million infections regardless of geographical location, age, race, gender, and creed. The alarming consequences of COVID-19 are being harshly felt in many ways. In Nigeria, all 36 States and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, have been affected by COVID-19. The Northeast BAY States (Borno, Adamawa, and Yobe) are all affected by the COVID-19 pandemic with a total of 1,084 cases across the 3 States as of the end of the 3rd Quarter 2020.