Snapshot of the humanitarian situation in hard-to-reach areas: Adamawa and Yobe States | Nigeria (February – March 2022) – Nigeria



The continuing conflict in northeast Nigeria has created a complex humanitarian crisis, making parts of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states hard to reach (H2R) for humanitarian actors, limiting affected people’s access to infrastructure and basic services. To support the humanitarian response for affected populations, REACH has been conducting data collection in North East Nigeria to collect, analyze and share up-to-date information regarding multi-sectoral humanitarian needs in the region since November 2018. These H2R assessments aim to provide information on the situation of approximately one million people living in H2R areas to humanitarian service providers, including demographics, (cross)sectoral needs, access to services, displacement trends and intentions of movement. This situational overview captures facilities assessed in six local government areas (LGAs)* in Adamawa State (Hong, Maiha, Madagali, Mubi North, Mubi South and Michika) and three LGAs in Yobe (Geidam, Gujba and Tarmua) and covers a recall period of one month.**


This assessment adopts the “Domain of Knowledge” methodology. The objective of this methodology is to remotely monitor the situation in H2R areas. Data was collected at the facility level, through interviews with key informants (KIs) who are either (1) newly arrived internally displaced persons (IDPs) who have left a facility H2R in the last month prior to data collection, i.e. (2) key informants. who have been in contact with a person living or having stayed in an H2R habitat in the last month (tradesmen, migrants, family members,

etc). These key informants were selected on the basis of their recent (less than a month) and detailed knowledge of a regulation. The findings in this overview are drawn from the individual responses of KIs who reported at the facility level and whose responses are aggregated to the LGA or State level for analysis. To deepen the information provided by key informants, 10 focus group discussions and 15 in-depth interviews were conducted with key informants and/or members of the displaced population, and these discussions focused on the dynamics of displacement and the severity of needs. humanitarians. The primary data collected is triangulated with secondary sources, including other REACH assessments and those conducted by other humanitarian organizations in the assessed areas.
This report presents the most recent results of data collection conducted between February 1 and March 31, 2022 in three LGAs in Yobe (Geidam, Gujba and Tarmua) and six LGAs in Adamawa State (Hong, Maiha, Madagali, Michika, Mubi North and Mubi South As the geographical coverage of this assessment is limited in its scope, it is important to note that the H2R data and content of this summary are only indicative and not statistically generalizable and, therefore, should be triangulated with other sources.

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