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23 Jun 2017 description

Abstract

​The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 18 June - 24 June 2017 and includes updates on measles, rubella, Ebola virus disease, influenza A(H7N9), Legionnaires' disease, poliomyelitis and West Nile fever.

15 Jun 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Some 200,000 Nigerian refugees hosted in neighbouring countries – Cameroon, Chad and Niger –are starting to return to Nigeria, especially from Cameroon, which received 62% of those refugees. Since 12th May around 11,000 returnees have arrived in Banki-Bama LGA from Cameroon.

02 Jun 2017 description

On 31 May in the afternoon, more than 1,000 additional persons arrived unexpectedly in Pulka from Banki. Once again,responders immediately mobilized to provide urgent relief and address the most immediate needs as effectively as possible despite the lack of notice. The operationalization of the Tripartite agreement between Nigeria, Cameroon and UNHCR signed in February in Oslo is underway to enable a smoother return process for Nigerian refugees currently in Cameroon.

SITUATION TO DATE (Needs and gaps)

02 Jun 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • In Diffa region, 8 security incidents caused 69 casualties, including 12 civilians. On April 9th, Boko Haram attacked again the health centre of Boudoum and looted medicines, and plumpynut. On another incident, in Gueskerou, a major attack to an army post, by heavily armed Boko Haram, caused 57 casualties on the side of the assailants and a few injured soldiers from the national army.

30 May 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • From 25 April to 15 May, IOM Emergency Tracking Tool (ETT) has reported arrival of over 2,700 new IDPs in Bama, around a thousand in Gwoza and over a thousand in Monguno, Kala Balge and Chibok.

  • The IOM Emergency Tracking Tool (ETT) (9-15 May) reported the arrival of an estimated 2,411 new IDPs in Banki, over 1,600 new IDPs in Gwoza and over 2,000 IDPs left Gwoza, Chibok and Banki for Maiduguri.

24 May 2017 description

Crisis overview

6.9 million people are living in areas with inadequate health services in the northeast, including more than 68% of the 1.8 million IDPs living in host communities across Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe states. The lack of qualified staff and essential medicines, and the destruction of medical facilities all continue to hamper the implementation of interventions.

19 May 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • WHO Country Representative, Nigeria, Dr. Wondi Alemu visited hard-to-reach areas in Yobe and in Borno state including Kukarieta and Ngamdu in order to personally appreciate the critical conditions of the affected population.

  • WHO provided technical support for the vaccination of 185 201 persons aged 9 – 15years with Men A vaccine and more than 5000 aged 2-8years with Pentavalent in Yobe state.

  • Trained 80 clinicians, laboratory scientists and nurses in Borno and Yobe states on CSM diagnosis and case management.

18 May 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • An upsurge of violence has been reported in some areas in central Borno State and at the border between Niger and Nigeria. This increase in casualties hampers the provision of humanitarian assistance.

11 May 2017 description

Highlights

  • As of 15 April 2017, 10.3% ($109 million) of the 2017 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) had been funded for North-East Nigeria. Over $120 million was also received outside the 2017 HRP, according to the Financial Tracking System. Additional funding is urgently required to continue to scale up the humanitarian response;

  • Due to critical funding shortages, Food Security partners started experiencing a pipeline break, forcing organisations to provide only half rations to beneficiaries;

10 May 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • IOM DTM Round XV (March 2017) estimates, a total of 1.69 million people are still internally displaced across the three northeastern states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe, of which, 84 per cent are in Borno alone.

  • In the first 3 weeks of April, the IOM Emergency Tracking Tool (ETT) no. 11 reports the arrival of over 6,800 new IDPs in Bama, Dikwa, Damboa,
    Kukawa, Ngala and Gowza.

09 May 2017 description

278,136 From Central African Republic registered by UNHCR, of which 259,145 refugees in rural areas of East, Adamawa and North regions, and 18,991 in the urban areas of Yaounde and Douala

93,422 Nigerian refugees in the Far North region (of which 62,829 have been registered in Minawao camp)

223,642 Internally Displaced Persons in the Far North region (sources: DTM by IOM as of March 2017 and UNHCR protect

WORKING WITH PARTNERS

08 May 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • International Organization of Migration (IOM) Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) Round XV (March, 2017) estimates a total of 1.69 million internally displaced people (IDP) across Adamawa, Borno and Yobe, of which, 84 per cent are in Borno and children represent 56 per cent of the total IDP population and nine per cent are infants under a year old.