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21 Mar 2017 description

The eight-year conflict in Nigeria’s northeast has created a deepening humanitarian crisis. Boko Haram violence and military operations continue to affect millions of people across the region. Nearly 1.9 million people have been forced to flee their homes; more than half of these people are children. Currently 5.1 million people are estimated in urgent need of food assistance in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states.

21 Mar 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • On 14 March 2017, the 2017/8 Health Sector strategy was presented in Abuja to the donor and wider community by WHO on behalf of the Health Sector with support from representatives of Borno State Ministry of Health and health sector partners. The strategy has been informed by and supports the MOH NE Health Sector Response Plan, the HRP 2017,
    State MOH Health Sector Operations Plans and health sector partner strategies.

17 Mar 2017 description
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Background & Context:

Damasak is the head town of Mobbar LGA, in the North-East Nigerian, state of Borno. It is located near the confluence of the Yobe River and Komadugu Gana River, adjoining the border with Niger 34km from Diffa in Niger and 3km between Damasak and the border with Niger.

08 Mar 2017 description

Regional Highlights

  • More than 4,500 people are displaced by Boko Haram attacks in Nigeria’s Chibok locality in Borno state.

  • Military operations displaced almost 15,000 people between 27 January and 10 February in the northeast of Nigeria.

  • WFP is scaling up assistance through cash transfers and voucher distributions to provide affected communities in Chad with sustainable solutions.

08 Mar 2017 description

Priority Needs

Food insecurity: 257,000 people are facing a food crisis (IPC Phases 3-5). Food insecurity is at extreme levels.

Nutrition: Extreme levels of food insecurity exacerbated malnutrition rates, especially among children under five.

Protection: Concerns include abduction, indiscriminate killing, arbitrary detention of suspected BH members, and recruitment of children by both Boko Haram and security forces.

Livelihood: Lack of livelihood opportunities further impoverish IDPs and host communities and prevent returns.

08 Mar 2017 description

Highlights

  • Almost US$458 million has been pledged to fund the Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) for 2017, and almost $214 million for 2018 and beyond.

  • The Nigeria Humanitarian Fund is launched: a pooled fund to be managed in-country. The first allocation is expected in the second quarter of 2017. UN agencies and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) are both eligible for funding, for activities prioritised at local level.

07 Mar 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • A case of Lassa fever was reported on 28 February 2017 in Borno’s capital Maiduguri.

  • UNICEF’s multi-sectoral team conducted a joint mission with WFP to Monguno in the frame of the Rapid Response Mechanism from 20-25 February 2017.

  • In Borno, 114 cases of measles were reported in UNICEF supported health facilities across Borno, Yobe and Adamawa, mostly among children who had not been vaccinated against measles and new arrivals.

04 Mar 2017 description

Highlights

  • The Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), Mohamed Ibn Chambas, strongly condemns January 31st 2017’ deadly attack against a United Nations Technical Monitoring Team that was conducting a field mission along the border of Nigeria and Cameroon in the vicinity of Hosere Jongbi, near Kontcha, Cameroon, as part of the Cameroon-Nigeria Mixed Commission (CNMC) mandate.

28 Feb 2017 description
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Highlights

  • In Borno, IDPs are increasingly moving out of Maiduguri to the newly accessible LGAs, mainly to safe towns and villages. It is paramount to scale up response in the areas of return.

  • Populations in isolated and inaccessible areas of Northeast Nigeria may be facing extreme food security situation (IPC Phase 5).

  • So far in 2017, more than 8,596 children with severe acute malnutrition (SAM) were treated in Borno and Yobe States.

24 Feb 2017 description

Facts & Figures

  • Most populous African country with over 188 million inhabitants
  • 1.9 million people displaced in Nigeria (IOM)
  • 169 000 refugees in Niger, Chad and Cameroon (UNHCR)
  • Registered returnees: over 136.000 (UNHCR)
  • 5.1 million people facing a food security crisis in northern Nigeria (OCHA, Humanitarian Response)
  • European Commission humanitarian aid: Over €124 million since 2014

Key messages

23 Feb 2017 description
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Highlights of Humanitarian Operations in 2016
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Regional Funding Overview

2016 saw a significant scale-up in the response across the worst-hit areas of the Lake Chad region. Owing to the support of donors and collective efforts by Governments, UN agencies and non-governmental organisations, children were rescued from malnutrition, vaccinated against life-threatening diseases and able to access education. Families on the move were sheltered and provided with help. Communities were assisted with food or livelihoods to avoid hunger.

ACROSS THE LAKE CHAD REGION

21 Feb 2017 description

Highlights

  • At least 14,827 people were displaced due to military activity between 27 January and 10 February 2017, a further 300 were displaced because of attacks by armed groups.

  • The risk of famine will remain high in Nigeria’s northeast over the coming year, according to the Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWSNET).

  • Almost 3 million children, aged 6 months to 10 years, were vaccinated in the recent national vaccination campaign against measles in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states.

20 Feb 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• Even though security remains a challenge, access continues to open up into more remote areas of the Far North region. Through its partners, UNICEF was able to reach displaced children on the border with Nigeria, providing them with nutrition, primary health care, education and child protection services.

20 Feb 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • In Borno, IDPs are increasingly moving out of Maiduguri to the newly accessible LGAs, mainly to safe towns and villages. It is paramount to scale up response in the areas of return.

  • Populations in isolated and inaccessible areas of Northeast Nigeria may be facing extreme food security situation (IPC Phase 5).

  • So far in 2017, more than 8,596 children with severe acute malnutrition (SAM) were treated in Borno and Yobe States.

17 Feb 2017 description

Medical teams supported by WHO set up mobile clinics in hard to access areas of north-eastern Nigeria. The teams are called “hard-to-reach” teams (HTR) because their mission is to reach remote and insecure areas to provide urgently needed care to populations deprived of essential health services. The 8-year conflict has caused widespread forced displacement and acute food and nutrition insecurity. Large areas of Borno state, the most-affected state, remain inaccessible to humanitarian assistance.

13 Feb 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • In 2017, UNICEF is requesting US$ 146.9 million to reach more than four million people, including 2.1 million children. Funds available amounts to US$ 38.8 million representing a 74 per cent funding gap.

  • In January 2017, more than 6,700 children with severe acute malnutrition (SAM) were treated in the 2 north eastern States.

09 Feb 2017 description

Highlights

  • More than 1 million people received cash or inkind food assistance in January. Some 5.1 million people are projected to face “emergency” and “crisis” levels of food insecurity in the coming months.

  • Measles vaccination campaign targeting 4 million children is underway.

  • A total 98 people airlifted to Maiduguri for treatment following the 17 January Rann airstrike.

  • UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has allocates US$22 million to assist 2.6 million people in the north-east.

06 Feb 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • In 2017, UNICEF is requesting US$ 146.9 million to reach more than four million people, including 2.1 million children. Funds available amounts to US$ 38.8 million representing a 74 per cent funding gap.

  • In January 2017, more than 6,700 children with severe acute malnutrition (SAM) were treated in the 2 north eastern States.

06 Feb 2017 description

Regional Highlights

  • On 17 January, a Nigerian military jet accidentally bombs an IDP site in Rann locality, Borno state, killing at least 112 civilians, including six Nigerian Red Cross workers, and wounding 100.

  • The number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Cameroon reaches 191,908 in the country’s Far North, more than doubling since 2015.