Factsheet on Nigeria
- The militant Islamist group Boko Haram has intensified its violent campaign in the North-East of Nigeria.
- Up to 1.5 million people are believed to be internally displaced in the north as a result of the conflict and over 180 000 have fled to neighbouring countries. Urgent action is needed to coordinate and mobilize assistance to cover the basic needs of the most vulnerable among the displaced, particularly those who have settled in informal camps.
- In 2014, the European Commission has allocated €12.5 million to help the people affected by the conflict in the North-East, to provide emergency food assistance and support the community management of malnutrition.