Food Scarcity Scare in Three Northern States


Christian Aid, a non governmental organization (NGO) has said North-Eastern states of Adamawa, Yobe and Gombe have the highest levels of “food insecurity’

It remarked that a study by the NGO revealed that the three states are in agent need for assistance to the states stricken hit by insurgency.

In the report at least 1.2 million people are in need of water, sanitation and hygiene assistance because they have displaced and lost access to water facilities.

The programme officer for Christian Aid in charge of humanitarian response who revealed this on Friday also noted that: “Food emerges as the number one need in all four states (Borno, Yobe, Gombe and Adamawa) regardless of household status.”

To Emem, the data showed the three most stricken states had the “most severe hunger and lowest food consumption where over 90% of both internally displaced people and (homes hosting displaced people) experience either moderate or severe hunger.”

The body had trained field workers in humanitarian response, among others.

The report indicate that about 12.5 million affected by insurgency which has worsened in the north east since 2013, about 7.2 million are in most need.

In collaboration with Netherlands-based ICCO, Christian Aid has begun relief assistance in food security, nonfood items and water, sanitation and hygiene for a target 10,000 internally displaced people and their host communities in Adamawa and Gombe states.



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