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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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What if...we fail to respond?
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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.

06 Feb 2017 description

Executive Summary

The Boko Haram conflict was declared to be a state of emergency at the beginning of 2012 by the government of Nigeria. In May 2013, the area under the state of emergency was extended to include all of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states in Northeastern Nigeria. The insurgency and political violence has caused mass population displacement. According to the International Organization of Migration’s (IOM) October 2016 report, there were 1,392,927, 170,070 and 124,706 internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states respectively.

04 Feb 2017 description

Highlights

• Nigerian military aircraft on 17 January accidentally bombed a settlement hosting internally displaced people (IDPs) in Rann, a locality in the far-east of Borno state. Ninety-eight injured people were transferred to Borno capital Maiduguri for treatment in the days following the airstrike. In Rann, 319 people were treated.

• The food security sector assisted more than 1 million people in January. Some 5.1 million people are projected to face “emergency” and “crisis” levels of food insecurity in the coming months.

02 Feb 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights:

  • Nine security incidents were registered in Diffa in December, including attacks by ex- Boko Haram and the kidnapping of nine people (including one infant). The attacks caused a movement of 583 households towards 2 spontaneous sites.

  • Children in Diffa are confronted with continuous attacks. In December one classroom was burned down, with learning materials looted; one young girl was kidnapped, which triggered the closing down of three local schools with 450 students (262 girls).

31 Jan 2017 description

RÉPUBLIQUE CENTRAFRICAINE

AGGRAVATION DE L’INSÉCURITÉ DANS LA PRÉFECTURE DE LA OUAKA

Le 29 janvier, les groupes armés ont repris leurs affrontements sur l'axe BakalaNdassima, où des heurts violents se sont produits en décembre. La situation sécuritaire dans la Préfecture de la Ouaka, au centre du pays, continue de se détériorer après une recrudescence de la violence la semaine précédente à Bria et Bambari. Entre le 11 et le 25 janvier, le nombre de personnes déplacées dans la région est passé de 65 610 à 68 192.

31 Jan 2017 description

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

SECURITY WORSENS IN THE OUAKA PREFECTURE

On 29 January, armed groups resumed their confrontations on the Bakala-Ndassima axis, where violent clashes had occurred in December. The security situation in the central Ouaka Prefecture continues to deteriorate after an upsurge of violence the previous week in Bria and Bambari. Between 11 and 25 January, the number of IDPs in the region increased from 65,610 to 68,192.

CAMEROON

OVER 191,908 IDPs IN THE FAR NORTH

26 Jan 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Abuja, 26 January 2017 – In a major vaccination campaign concluding this week, 4.7 million children are being vaccinated in response to a measles outbreak in northeast Nigeria. The campaign is covering the three states most affected by the Boko Haram conflict – Adamawa, Borno and Yobe – where insecurity has limited vaccination efforts. In 2016, there were approximately 25,000 cases of measles among children in Nigeria; 97 per cent of the cases were in children under the age of ten and at least a hundred children died.

23 Jan 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • 1.6 million people remain internally displaced in the North East, of whom 55 per cent are children.

  • Over the first two weeks of January 2017, more than 2,700 children with SAM have been admitted for treatment.

  • Emergency PHC services have reached 197,224 people affected by the conflict and UNICEF supported the State Primary Healthcare Development Agency (PHCDA) to reopen the MCH clinic in Damasak in Mobbar LGA, Borno State, after being inaccessible for over 3 years.