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18 Apr 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • From the 21-27 March 2017, a total of 3,160 new IDP arrived in Dikwa,
    Bama, Jere, Kala/Balge, Ngala and Nganzai seeking protection and better living conditions in these local government areas (LGA) capitals.

  • The Borno State has declared the end of the outbreak of Lassa fever seen on 28th February 2017 while intensifying surveillance systems to identify any further outbreaks. The patient is now stable and was discharged.

13 Apr 2017 description

Highlights

highlights that 1,832,743 IDPs (326,010 households) remain displaced in the six North-East affected states of Nigeria. Population movements in Borno State (IDPs leaving Maiduguri Metropolitan Council (MMC) to other LGAs and returnees coming from Niger and Cameroon) indicate a rapid rise in numbers of people moving to the newly accessible areas.

13 Apr 2017 description

OVERVIEW

Years of insurgency and counterinsurgency operations have resulted in the displacement of approximately 1.9 million people and created a food and nutrition crisis in Nigeria’s northeast. The worst-affected local government areas of northeast Nigeria are facing Emergency (IPC Phase 4) food security conditions and Global Acute Malnutrition (GAM) levels above emergency threshold.

09 Apr 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Despite security challenges in Borno state, more than 14,000 volunteers were deployed to vaccinate 1.9 million children under 5-years old against wild poliovirus. The exercise, which is the first nationwide campaign against polio this year, took place from 25 to 29 March 2017. WHO and partners have trained 1,817 house-to-house, 410 fixed posts and 362 transit teams in addition to 150 health camps across 206 wards in all local government areas (LGAs) except Abadam and Marte due to insecurity.

06 Apr 2017 description

Regional Highlights

  • More than 50,000 people risk famine in Nigeria’s north-eastern Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states between June and August. Some 5.2 million people are projected to suffer severe food scarcity, a third of them will face “emergency” levels of hunger.

  • Timely and effective agricultural support is required to see families and communities in the region’s conflict-hit areas through the upcoming lean season. Planting is expected to start in May.

01 Apr 2017 description

In the reporting week:

o There were 271 new cases of Acute Flaccid Paralysis (AFP) reported. None was confirmed as Polio. The last reported case of Polio in Nigeria was in August 2016. Active case search for AFP is being intensified as Nigeria has assiduously reinvigorated its efforts to eradicate Polio.

o One new suspected case of Cholera was reported. No death was reported.

31 Mar 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • In Diffa region, the security situation remained volatile in January and February 2017, due to the continuous attacks of Boko Haram. Humanitarian needs continue to raise in all sectors. At the end of February, according to official figures, Diffa hosted 242,541 IDPs, refugees and returning Nigeriens.

29 Mar 2017 description

Highlights

• According to the latest Cadre Harmonisé (CH) report released in March, more than 50,000 people could experience famine-like conditions across the three most affected states of the North-East region from June to August;

• While humanitarian partners have scaled up emergency response in all sectors, gaps remain and new needs continue to emerge in outlying areas due to population movements and returns;

27 Mar 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • Emergency Primary Health Care (PHC) services reached 917,329 people in the three most affected states in Northeast Nigeria; and UNICEF and its partners supported the measles vaccination of 421,890 children during the reporting period.

24 Mar 2017 description

This weekly update focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African region. WHO AFRO is currently monitoring 34 events, two Grade 3, six Grade 2, two Grade 1, and 24 ungraded events.

This week, two new events have been reported: meningitis outbreak in Cameroon and cholera outbreak in Malawi.

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.

05 Mar 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Borno SMOH in northeast Nigeria has recorded its first Lassa fever outbreak in almost five decades. The last confirmed outbreak of the deadly disease was in 1969. On 22nd February, an alert was received at the WHO field office in Maiduguri about a suspected case of Viral Haemorrhagic Fever (VHF) detected at the Umaru Shehu Hospital. The laboratory confirmation for Lassa fever was reported on the 27th Feb 2017.