Six months on from the ‘Oslo Humanitarian Conference on Nigeria and the Lake Chad Region’, the massive humanitarian needs in northeast Nigeria continue to grow as the conditions of civilians displaced by the violent eight-year conflict deteriorate further during the annual rainy season. The conflict between armed opposition groups and Nigerian and regional security forces has resulted in 8.5 million people in urgent need of life-saving assistance in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe, the three most affected states in north east Nigeria.1 More than 5.2 million people in northeast Nigeria remain food insecure, with 450,000 children suffering from severe acute malnutrition (SAM).