Nigeria - Emergency Food Security Assessment in Madagali and Michika, Adamawa State, April 2017
Overall, the prevalence of global food insecurity (severe and moderate) is high in Madagali (68%) and Michika (55%). About 22% of households across both LGAs are severally food insecure.
According to the March 2017 Cadre Harmonise (CH), a total of 193,188 people may fall into the three combined critical food insecurity situations (crisis, emergency and famine), with 3,690 people in famine-like conditions during the lean season.
Urgent humanitarian food assistance is required to prevent further deterioration of the food security and nutrition situation.
This assistance should target at least people in CH phases 4 and 5 (68,000 people) for greater impact.
Food assistance should target very poor and poor households as they are presently unable to meet their food needs.
Food security response should combine food assistance and agricultural interventions to support livelihood rehabilitation during the next planting season.